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europe surfing?« on: January 05 2005 18:01:00 »
I will be backpakin throughout most of Europe in April and I wanted to find out the best surf spots for a intermediate surfer from northern california. Ride a 6'6" and surf mostly shoulder high sand breaks. Lookin for some spots in portugal, france, and spain, and curious to know of any other countries. can i rent a board. any replies would be greatly appreciated. thanks!
RE: europe surfing« Reply #1 on: January 14 2005 13:01:00 »
I have been surfing Biarritz in France and Portugal for a month or so also backpacking, so I thought I would give you my thoughts. I got some info from Surfing Europe book from low pressure publications, and in Biarritz you can hire a board from towñ, or better from guthery about 6km south for about 17 euro a day or 75 euro a week. Beach breaks in Biarritz area, whilst reefs and points in Guthery are excellent. Portugal has board hire both in Ericera and Peniche, excellent beach breaks and reef and points at both locales.
RE: europe surfing?« Reply #2 on: January 14 2005 19:01:00 »
If you want to meet some girls....hang out at the 'Chambre d'amour" just north of Biarritz......all of the beaches along this coastal city called Anglet have fun easy waves unless there is a big swell, where everything can turn into Sunset beach style waves!
RE: europe surfing?« Reply #3 on: January 20 2005 04:01:00 »
I'm planning a surf trip for late March in the Europe area. Anyone know where the biggest/most consistent swell is at that time of year. Can't find much on the web to help, any pointers would be awesome. Cheers. Chris.
RE: europe surfing?« Reply #4 on: February 01 2005 17:02:00 »
hi , i am going to San Sebastian in Augest. where is the best spot to surf . is there any spots in san Sebastian . are there surf shops where i can rent a borad or should i bring my own borad . how big is the surf , when is the surf the best . is it good in Augest . What is the water temp . I have never been to Spain so is there a spots that i shounld't go to because of locals or dose that matter . I dont want to drop in on anyone . Whats under the water . are these waves fast or slow and barrols .
RE: europe surfing?« Reply #5 on: March 10 2005 06:03:00 »
If you're thinking of traveling for surf you should also consider Ireland and Scotland.
Scotland has some amazing beach & reefs with practically no crowds (you'll understand why after the ridiculously long trip north) and Scotland is also freezing cold.
Ireland is alot warmer and also has an abundance of reefs and beach breaks. Surf available on North West and South Coast. For nice mellow beach breaks Kerry is your best bet. As long as ther wind is not directly west you can find off shore conditions