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Looking for waves in London neighbourhood!!« on: June 15 2006 05:06:00 »
I'm an Irish guy  living in London the last 2 years & suffering some serious withdrawal symptoms. I surfing and windsurfing back home 2 years ago & I just got back from a 10-day trip to Portugal with some Aussie mates & I've got the bug again. Since I moved to London I have made no effort to check UK locations. This summer I plan to change that, can some on give me advice on where to go. Cornwall/Newquay is the obvious choice but I have no clue how to get there. Is there a train you can get or something, I've also been told Bournemouth can be Ok on a good day if you don't want to travel quite so far.
RE: Looking for waves in London neighbourhood!!« Reply #1 on: June 19 2006 10:06:00 »
You should check out Joss Bay on the east coast near Kent. It can be quite good at times and is much closer to London, but be sure and check the forecast as it is not exactly consistent. There is a good local surfing community there and a local surf club but it can also get a bit crowded on a good day.
RE: Looking for waves in London neighbourhood!!« Reply #2 on: June 29 2006 08:06:00 »
If you need a lift to waves anywhere in the UK check out the London Surf Club, a non-profit club formed of 100+ members with the idea of sharing lifts, cost and the craic. Been a member for 6 years and trips happen on any coast of the UK if there's waves beit Newcastle, Scarborough, Wales, the SW, Norfolk or Kent. A lot of folks in the club also get groups together for trips overseas. Recent ones have been to SW France, Spain, Portugal, the Canaries, California and Central and South America. The public website is out of date and being remade so you can find us in Potion Bar, 28, Maple St, London, W1T 6HP on the last Wednesday night from 8pm. Just look for the big mixed group and you'll find us.
RE: Looking for waves in London neighbourhood!!« Reply #3 on: July 03 2006 05:07:00 »
Sounds great!! So the next meeting will be July 26th, right?
RE: Looking for waves in London neighbourhood!!« Reply #4 on: July 13 2006 13:07:00 »
heya,i'm a total beginner in surfing but i'm truly eager to learn as it seems like so much fun. i love the sea and everything that is possible to do with it, as the playing ground.can i just pop by on ur next gathering or is this a club exclusive for hardcore advanced surfers as i'm everything but that?can u please write me an e- mail,alex,with some details o london surf club?would appreciate it loads.love annikke
RE: Looking for waves in London neighbourhood!!« Reply #5 on: August 24 2006 16:08:00 »
theres no beach in london but if u wait for a boat to go past u fast enough up the thames u might get a little wave.......?
RE: Looking for waves in London neighbourhood!!« Reply #6 on: August 25 2006 02:08:00 »
Living in London for 2 years and have 'no clue' how to get to Cornwall!!!!!!!!!!!!! Your only from Ireland man!!!!!!!!!!!!! You can nearly see it from there!!!!!!!!!!!!
RE: Looking for waves in London neighbourhood!!« Reply #7 on: August 27 2006 11:08:00 »
i'll be living in london from mid september and am thinking already of ways i can surf. i heard about the london surf club and want to get in contact as soon as i get to london. please could someone leave tell me how to get in contact. thanks
RE: Looking for waves in London neighbourhood!!« Reply #8 on: August 29 2006 04:08:00 »
Just show up at the Potion Bar at the address above on the last at 8pm on the Wednesday night of the month and look out for a largish group of people sitting around chatting. Just come and introduce your self, like I did after I put up this post and you will meet everybody. If you want to email me, just click on my name above.