A Quick Introduction to Surfing in England and WalesFortunately, it is too cold in the waters around the UK for a lot of people, which means there are plenty of uncrowded good spots to surf.
Various WWW sites on surfing
Jonathan Lingard's Surfing Pages
Planning a UK Surf Holiday
United Kingdom Surf Cameras ("surfcams")Camera at Perranporth, Cornwall
Individual Home pages of English & Welsh Surfers
Porth, Newquay - David Newby Assoc.
Westwinds Surf IndexHome
Good surfing pictures available on the WWWSmithy's Surf Page
Magazines About SurfingWales - Neil Robert's "Off It's Face" surf magazine
Sea Water PollutionSurfers Against Sewage Home page
International InformationTaiwan - Honeymoon Bay
Info on USA
Pages from Hawaii
Mr Brown's global links page
People/Companies organising Surf-holidaysI get a lot of Emails from companies offering surf holidays.
Normally I ignore them because this is a non-commercial site,
but if you have anything interesting you can always try me.
| North Devon (Barnstaple Area):|
Croyde Beach and Information
Woolacombe Beach and Information
Saunton Sands and Information
North Cornwall (Bude Area):
South and West Wales:
Bremmel Cottage B&B, Gower, South Wales
Sea Life like sharks
The Endless Summer
The Story of Ben's Broken Board
Jonathan's Other Home Pages
| Crowds are a problem near Newquay, Cornwall, but the simple solution to this is to go elsewhere. Given the water pollution new Newquay, this is a pretty good idea anyway.|
If you are thinking of going on a surf trip around the UK, Here is a sample list of places worth visiting.
1. Fistral Beach, Newquay,
2. Sennen Cove & Gwenvor, West Penwith
3. Praa Sands
1. Croyde Bay, North Devon
2. Woolacombe & Putsborough beaches, North Devon
1. Hells Mouth, North Wales
2. Whitesands Bay, West Wales
3. Worm's Head, Rhossili & Llangennith
I recommend you allow a month. The months of August-November are best.
Being an Island, the UK does receive all sorts of swell from all directions. Unfortunately, the place that I live, Boscombe is famous for it's beautiful beaches and cliffs but not for it's raging seas.
About six times a year, you can surf by Boscombe Pier and Bournemouth Pier, so come and visit for the scenery, but don't expect too much swell.
The same goes for much of the south coast of England.
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