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Topic: Surf spots near Taranto, Italy

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Matt

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Surf spots near Taranto, Italy

« on: April 15 2008 19:04:00 »

Hi,
Will be moving to Taranto, Italy in October 2008 and need a bit of info
on local surf.  I live in Sydney and surf flat out and don't think I could
go 8 months without a surf.  Read another forum about Italy being
flat, I'm guessing it was just bad timing for them (hopefully).
If anyone who has lived around the area (Taranto) can help me out
and give me a heads up on the local scene, best spots, climate
(might need to invest in a warmer wetsuit) and any good advice in
general it will help alot.  I have 6'0, 6'4, 6'5, 6'6 and 6'10 boards and
not sure which ones to take as I will probably only take 2 of them,
so advice as to swell conditions and types of breaks would be great.
Cheers.

By:

eugenio

RE: Surf spots near Taranto, Italy

« Reply #1 on: July 31 2008 10:07:00 »

Hi Matt, i'm a surfer who lives in Taranto here's some tip. we have a decent local scene, no problems or localism with surfers showing respect. our best spots are located on the SE coast. take the "litoranea salentina" and drive 10-15 km heading south and you'll find surf spots like "curvone" and "parcheggio", just to name a few.weather: outside temp doesn't get lower than 10°C during winter time. water temp is cool but i think that a 4/3 wetsuit could work. i personally wear a 3/2 and 2mm booties.surfboards: 6'0 and 6'4 are good for our wave conditions. our surf is 3 ft to 8 ft.our spots receive waves with S and SE swells. we have beach break (like curvone) and reef break (like parcheggio).If you want you can contact me at my e-mail for further informations....

By:

John

RE: Surf spots near Taranto, Italy

« Reply #2 on: July 31 2008 12:07:00 »

Buon giorno Eugenio.  Thanks for your posted information.  I'm headed to Trapani for my brother's wedding in September.  I'll need to escape the family from time to time.  So, I was wondering if there's any good surf nearby?


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