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Moving to England« on: January 13 2006 23:01:00 »
Im in the Airforce, and Im getting stationed at Croughton AFB in March.. so i was lookin for some pointers on where the best places to surf in England are.. and where the best surf shops are at.. and im only gonna bring one of my boards with me, ive got a 9'6 and a 6'1.. so any advice on which board to bring or the best spots would be appreciated.. I have no idea where Croughton is located at in England either? but i dont mind driving 5 hours if the surf is gonna be awesome.. well thanks.. oh and i have a 3mm wet suit, is that gonna keep me warm enough
RE: Moving to England« Reply #1 on: January 13 2006 23:01:00 »
my advice if work is more important than surfing which it aint, dont go, you will hate it as a surfer who is from there, the upside is france is a very cheap short flight away and it PUMPS.
RE: Moving to England« Reply #2 on: January 14 2006 14:01:00 »
Cornwall - Thurso East - West Coast of Scotland
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RE: Moving to England« Reply #3 on: January 22 2006 13:01:00 »
3mm might get you through the to end of winter and spring - just keep moving! it's cold here. gloves, boots and helmet highly recommended. UK surf is mostly a mess but sometimes, when the planets are correctly aligned it's fantastic. keep an eye on the charts. the west coast has the most reliable swell. devon, cornwall and south wales catch the most. mostly geach breaks, some point breaks. gets crowded though, unless it's big.
for real entertainment go to france, northern spain, portugal and the canary islands - lobos, an island off the coast of fuerteventura has 'europe's' longest wave. i had the privilage to surf there during the oxbow longboard a couple of years ago, and the big boys were well impressed at stand-up barrels and 150m rides. loads of smaller stuff too on fuerte.
RE: Moving to England« Reply #4 on: January 23 2006 07:01:00 »
oooh i bet you luvved the big boys
RE: Moving to England« Reply #5 on: May 08 2006 05:05:00 »
I m a landlord of a bachelor in Varna town. The apartment is in the centre of the town. It is free for use. I m not a companiy and I need to find a roomer for a several weeks.
Varna, 08.May 2005
RE: Moving to England« Reply #6 on: May 08 2006 14:05:00 »
Yeah ok so it might be colder than your used to, but I live in Newquay and grew up in Cornwall and there is fantastic surf here. Its not consistant but we have our good days!!! September and October can be lovely and sunny, warmish water and not a bad size swell. For general info about surfing in England head towards the North coast of Cornwall and Devon. You'll find some great places to surf with tons of surf shops selling everything you will ever need to surf in England! Hope this helps? Good luck!
RE: Moving to England« Reply #8 on: July 25 2006 13:07:00 »
There's a nice little surf scene in South Wales....Milford Haven/Haverfordwest....Down that bit of coastline....Some Welsh beaches are rather nice too..