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Experience the romance of travelling with a surf board under your arm!

Surfing HolidaysAnyone 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!

If 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!

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Surfing in Cornwall

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.

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Surfing in Hawaii

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.

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French Atlantic Ocean

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.

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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.

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Western Cape

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.

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Surfing and travelling is an irresistibly stress free and enjoyable combination, but part of the fun of a surfing holiday is the adrenaline rush associated with adventure sports. As long as you listen to local advice, surf with a friend and are fit enough to swim through breaking water, your surfing holiday will be remembered as one of the most exciting, relaxing and reinvigorating of your life. The surfing beach is not the only important factor on a surf holiday. What you do with your evenings after surfing is a huge consideration, and if conditions are poor one day, you will want to know that there are plenty of things to do nearby.

Those of you who prefer to harness the power of the wind, which means any kite-surfers and windsurfers out there; there are some fantastic kite surfing destinations to try this year too. Kite surfing has taken off globally, but there are some excellent kite-surfing destinations close to home too. There are some magnificent holidays to be had kite surfing in Pissouri in Cyprus, Fuerteventura in Spain or Lazerote, or for a fantastic weekend, kite surfing on Wales' windswept shores is an excellent option. Kite surfing schools are springing up all along the coast of Britain, and there are a huge range of surfing guides for kite surfing in the UK available to buy.

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