Surfing is a particularly American sport -- especially popular in Hawaii and California, of course -- but it's rapidly spread around the world and is a big pastime and tourist attraction in sunny, beachfront locales. The perfect wave can be found (and will go to) anywhere. Costa Rica, Indonesia, South Africa, and Brazil have active surf cultures that are open to travelers, but it's Australia's Gold Coast that has earned the nickname "Surfers' Paradise." Comprising more than 44 miles (70 kilometers) of beaches, there are four main surfing points that offer the tastiest waves: The Spit, Main Beach, Narrowneck and Palm Beach. It's also subtropical, so it's warmer surfing than the often cold southern California morning waters.