08/23/2011 02:53 pm ET | Updated Oct 24, 2011

Our Favorite Surf Beaches

There's nothing quite like the rough and tumble of the surf to make you feel fully alive and connected to nature. Mastering the waves is an artform that transcends culture and country: Surfers unite across the world in a sort of common underwater love.

Finding the best surfing beaches in the world is a tough job, but it's something our 'beachy' friends don't mind doing. So as the 2011 ASP World Surfing Tour rolls toward the United States, we asked our sister company and beach culture go-to guide Beach Tomato to share their favorite surf beaches around the world. Surfs up.

Our favorite Surf Beaches