Navigating your way through some of the world’s best surf breaks can be tricky -- especially for beginners. Like snowflakes, no two surf breaks are exactly alike; some breaks are short and slow, while others are long and choppy. Some are deceivingly calm, but have a rough undercurrent, and some look just plain dangerous, but novice surfers still flock to them because, well, they’re totally pretty. So to avoid confusion (and injuries), we asked some local professional surfers where they’d recommend beginners start out. Before you sex-wax up your longboard and hit the waves, check out some pro surfers’ top break spots for beginners.