Remote beaches, secret surf spots, amazing food and romantic cottages. England's countryside is full of hidden gems that are waiting to be discovered. Whenever I tell someone I have been surfing in England, many people are surprised. Cornwall is not as easy to reach, but I promise, it is worth every minute. And if you plan your trip in advance, it will become an unforgettable and affordable surf trip.
Remember my first article where I write about how I started surfing in San Sebastian? Well the lovely english girl from that story joined me on a little reunion surftrip four years later to a girls surf trip. As we booked everything very spontaneous, we even could check weather and wave forecasts and decide accordingly where to go. The Algarve looked quite pleasing in terms of weather and waves so we locked it down as our destination.
Surfing is riddled with challenges: cold water, rocks, crowds and fluctuating conditions that amalgamate to form a frustrating and sometimes dangerous experience. We dedicate many hours for a precious few seconds actually spent on riding a wave. The standing wave concept totally removes these hurdles and strips the experience down to simply riding the wave. It allows you to train your balance, turns and at some level even tricks on a stable wave.