by Marla Cimini for USA TODAY 10Best

Best beachside restaurants, according to these professional women surfers

The life of a professional surfer may sound like a dream career to many – and women pros including Leila Hurst, Karina Rozunko, Hanna Scott, Caroline Marks and Carissa Moore are multi-award-winning, vibrant and ambitious.

Not surprisingly, they are also well-traveled and love to experience the diverse food offerings at beach cafes, in both local spots and exotic destinations. And they shared some of their favorites with us.

Karina Rozunko

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Her go-to place for an after-surf snack is Cafe Del Sol, located in the charming beach town of San Clemente, California. It's close to a world-class surf break called Trestles.

Leila Hurst

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Her favorite café is the Kilauea Bakery and Pau Hana Pizza in her hometown of Kilauea on the north shore of Kauai. She says, "I've always lived on their pesto bagels toasted with cream cheese and their blended vanilla chai."

Hanna Scott

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One of her favorite hometown beachfront restaurants is Wildside Grill in Tofino, a hip, farm-to-table spot where she loves to go for their fresh seafood after surfing.

Caroline Marks

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Her favorite hometown café is Active Culture in San Clemente, California. Marks says, "I love the 'wholesome bowl' – it’s very filling, but my favorite is the frozen yogurt."

Carissa Moore

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At home in Oahu, Hawaii, her favorite spot is Banán on University Avenue in Honolulu. She admits that she’s a bit biased because her husband, Luke Untermann, is the owner of this café where they create vegan banana-based specialties.

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