The Rip Curl Pro, Bells Beach Australia

Like the Masters is to golf, Bells may be to surfing. No stop on tour is more storied. Events have been held here since 1962, and the contest that annually coincides with Easter is considered to be Australia's first significant professional surf contest, and holds the distinction of being the longest-running pro event in the world. It's been on the World Tour since its inception in 1976, and every year crowds from nearby Torquay and throughout Victoria gather in one of the rowdiest, savviest scenes in surfing. (Joli)