In 1778, British explorer James Cook watched a strange spectacle off the coast of Hawaii. Out on the water, balancing on wooden boards, the locals competed in fierce sports competitions. Today, over two centuries after Captain Cook's discovery, the sport has spread to all four corners of the world. So much so that, whatever your level or preferences, there is a wave with your name on it somewhere in the world. From Biarritz to Munich, from Norway to Tahiti, you can surf at spots all over the globe.