There is great waves all along England’s coatsline and receives swell all year long. In the westernmost tip of England, Cornwall is a surfer’s paradise and Newquay its capital. At the heart of UK’s surfing scene, Newquay offers the best of both worlds, a trendy Surf Lodge and a state-of-the-art Surf Centre.
Extending in the southwestern corner of France, from Bordeaux to the Pyrenees mountains and the Spanish border, Aquitaine enjoys superb surfing conditions along its 160 miles of Atlantic Ocean coast.
Ireland has become famous all over the world for the quality of its waves, and has hosted a number of international surfing competitions. Ireland offers many quality reef breaks for more experienced surfers, as well as a number of good beach breaks that are ideally suited to novice and intermediate surfers. The months of July, August and September are very pleasant and you only need a 3’2 mm wetsuit.
Portugal is blessed with unbelievable good surf all along its coast from the sunny Algarve (Amoreira, Arrifana, Castelejo, Amado, Lagos, Bordeira, Vale Figueira), through Lisbon and Peniche all the way north of Oporto. There is many surf camps in Portugal and you can surf all year long with a 3’2mm wetsuit. It has great sunny days all year long and the coastline is very beautiful. Very clean beaches and water. Its cheap and the food is great.
Spain has basically four surfing areas: Canary Islands and the North Coast of Spain with constant swell all year long, and then the coast of Cadiz in the south and the Mediterranean with less consitancy of waves. Some of the most famous spots are Mundaka that hosted the world surfing tour, La Santa, El Quemao, El Palmar and others. Great waves for all levels from beginners to keen big wave riders.