by Adam Whitten January 10, 2014

Are you tired of bumping elbows with watermen as you wait in the lineup?  Or maybe finding that coveted empty parking spot has got you at the end of your rope.  If you're looking for some waves to spend some alone time with, check out this list of five of the world's most secluded waves, pack up and get out there!

Wide Open Waves

Carova Beach, Outer Banks (North Carolina, USA)

The beach where these waves are found is devoid of tourists, as well as any paved roads whatsoever.  Wildlife here is complete with birds and wild horses that enjoy frolicking on the sands.  Fully furnished rental houses are available for anyone planning to shred the waves for more than a day.

Wildcat Beach world's most secluded wavesWildcat Beach, Point Reyes National Seashore (California, USA)

This 2 1/2 mile beach, stretching from Alamere Falls in the south to Arch Rock in the north, is one of the most secluded beaches in the Point Reyes National Seashore, and it's quite a trek to get there.  The waves are reachable by either a 5-mile hike or a 7-mile bike ride.  After you've finished your workout getting there, you can enjoy the waves and take a gander at the awesome beach-side waterfall located there.

Awahuna Beach world's most secluded wavesAwahua Beach, Molokai (Hawaii, USA)

These waves are among the most remote on the island of Molokai, which is the most remote island in the chain of Hawaiian Islands.  Molokai is far less developed than its fellow Hawaiian Islands, and for good reason.  After leprosy was brought to the islands, those suffering were banished to Kalaupapa on the north side of Molokai in an effort to isolated them, since there is no cure for the disease.  The trail to Awahua's waves is accessible only by tour group because you must pass through the leper colony that was in operation until 1969.  However, pristine beaches, beautiful waves, and black sand are well worth the hike.

Whitehaven Beach world's most secluded wavesWhitehaven Beach (Australia)

Located on Whitsunday Island, this soft beach is surrounded by a beautiful acacia forest and stretches for 4 miles.  These waves are located on one of Australia's most photographed beaches.  To get to the island, you have to catch a boat ride from Shute Harbor.  Getting there is half the battle, though.  The visitation limits for this beach are regulated, and you have to register with a tour operator to get a chance to view these amazing waves.

Olympic National Park Beaches world's most secluded wavesOlympic National Park Beaches (Washington, USA)

This collection of beaches on Washington's Olympic Peninsula makes up a large amount of the rocky Pacific Northwest Coast.  While most of these beaches are named with a number, a few special ones, like Ruby Beach.  The waves at Ruby Beach help make this beach one of the most scenic in the area.  The work required to reach these waves is a little more difficult than most beaches, but ultimately that means fewer tourists for you!

So if you're looking for more waves than people at your next surf spot, try out one of these secluded spots.  Once you're there you just have to sit back, relax and get barreled!

Adam Whitten
Adam Whitten

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