Kite Beach. Windswept palms on the shoreline provide a lush backdrop for the colorful kites that fill the air above this Dominican Republic beach’s sparkling blue waters. Kite surfers find the aptly-named beach one of the finest spots in the world to practice their sport.
Manu Bay. Located on New Zealand’s North Island, Manu Bay’s black, fine-grained sands play host to scads of professional surfers every year. While you’re there, take a day to go inland to experience life on a marae, the center of tribal life for the island’s indigenous people, the Maori.