Very few people would think of Russia when they try to come up with the best surfing destination. But, to write it off is a mistake. Schitovaya Bukhta has some of the best waves in the world and inspired a ton of local surfers in the community.
However, there may be a few reasons to pass on these waves. It is located near a few military facilities, so you need a permit to actually paddle out in the first place. Along with this, you may have to dodge a few nuclear submarines too.