A Quick Introduction to Surfing in England and Wales

Fortunately, 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 Index
Home
Good surfing pictures available on the WWW
Smithy's Surf Page
Magazines About Surfing
Wales - Neil Robert's "Off It's Face" surf magazine
Sea Water Pollution
Surfers Against Sewage Home page
International Information
Taiwan - Honeymoon Bay

Info on USA
Pages from Hawaii
Mr Brown's global links page
Senegal
Savana Cap
Kabrousse
Peche Sportive
Peche
People/Companies organising Surf-holidays
I 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):
Bude Information
Crackington Haven
South and West Wales:
Pembrokeshire Information
Bremmel Cottage B&B, Gower, South Wales
Mother Nature:
Sea Life like sharks
Weather Information
Equipment:
The Endless Summer
The Story of Ben's Broken Board
Other:
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.

Cornwall:
1. Fistral Beach, Newquay,
2. Sennen Cove & Gwenvor, West Penwith
3. Praa Sands

Devon:
1. Croyde Bay, North Devon
2. Woolacombe & Putsborough beaches, North Devon

Wales:
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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