Surfing The World by Chris Nelson and Demi TaylorSurfing the World Chris Nelson & Demi Taylor


A dream tour around the planet’s best 80 waves…

Yeah, you got us… we know the notion of the best of anything is a subjective one and while there can never be one definitive list of the best waves, we tried to get as close as possible by condensing the perspective of the wider surf community.

We spoke to everyone from groms and legends to editors, surf photographers and industry bigwigs to get their take on the best waves out there and what makes them so good.

Some are waves that defined an era or a year, a few are forgotten treasures, while others are destined to become future classics.


In more than 300 pages packed with beautiful photography from surfing’s leading lensmen, Surfing the World is a dreamer’s guide exploring:

  • The best 80 waves and how they work
  • Where they fit into surfing in terms of time, space and culture
  • Those personalities that have taken on or pioneered the surf spots
  • The breaks’ often intriguing histories

Draw up a list of your own top 10 waves and then get out there and ride them. This is the golden age of the surf trip. Your dream wave is a lot closer than you think.


“So well researched, written and photo edited, that it’s gotta be close to the best surf guide book I’ve ever seen.” ASL

320 pages that will have you packing your bags and out of the door before you even get halfway through it…buy it, and then get out there yourself. Zigzag Surfing Magazine 

Beautiful publication combines lush photography with information and anecdotes…a must for both the daring and the dreamers amongst you. Stranger Magazine

“Good in the travel bag or just as useful on the coffee table. ****” Tracks Magazine

Product Details

Published by: Footprint

Authors: Chris Nelson & Demi Taylor

Picture Editor: Demi Taylor