Inspiration for the perfect, Independent surfing holiday
Anyone who has experienced the peace and calm behind an empty back break, with rollers crashing onto a stunning coastline beyond the front of your board will know the magic of a surfing holiday. Anyone who hasn't can be assured; the feeling is well worth discovering! Whether you have never touched a surf board or surfed the biggest surf beaches in the world, the right surf holiday will be unforgettable; and there are thousands to choose from!
Top Five Surfing DestinationsIf you are a beginner, practice is unfortunately the only way to work your way up to the famous surf beaches of Hawaii. Living in the UK, we get good surf conditions on any part of the English coast, but the most consistent and largest swells hit the coast of Cornwall. The UK's number one surf town, Newquay, is a great place to take surf lessons and go surfing in the UK. There is also some fantastic European surfing close by for those who like sunshine that lasts long into the evening, and by taking private accommodation on the beach, you are never far away if conditions become irresistible!
Surfing Holidays in Cornwall
Receiving the most swell in the UK and providing year round waves, Cornwall offers the best surfing in the UK. Spring and Autumn see the biggest surfing waves in Cornwall, but for beginners, conditions in July and August are ideal.
Surfing in Hawaii
Hawaii is a surfers' Mecca. Only experts even attempt the north shore, but there are some fantastic big wave surfing beaches (of 3-8ft) around the rest of the island, waiting to cap your surfing career, with your dream surfing holiday.
Surfing Holidays in Portugal
Portugal offers surfers a huge range of wave type and size, meaning that everyone in your group will be able to find their wave of the year, regardless of your ability. And, with the sun shining long into the evening, the days seem endless.
Surfing in South Africa
Find some of the world's best surfing beaches, including the infamous Jeffery's Bay. The whole Cape Peninsula is a surf holiday dream, with guaranteed conditions from March to September, and a vast wealth of activities if the surf isn't up.
Surfing Holidays in France
The best surfing in France is definitely on the Atlantic Coast, especially on the Silver Coast. With large swells, glorious beaches and excellent nightlife; a European surfing holiday in France is a top option with little travel.