4+1 of the best surf breaks in Europe (for us!)
Few places match the beauty and uniqueness of the 5 best surf spots in Europe.
Peniche Peninsula, Portugal
The first great surf spot in Europe actually sits on the edge of the European continental shelf. It is Peniche Peninsula Portugal. The climate is very comfortable year round, yet the water temperatures can remain cool. Surfing is good year round; average swells in the summer can range from four to six feet and in the winter swells can get up to fifteen feet.
One of the longest premier surfing spots in Europe is Hossegor France. If looking for world class beaches and surfing look no further than Graviere or La Nord beach. The surfing in Hossegor is so appealing that Quicksilver Pro France holds a surfing competition every year in September.
Fuerteventura, Canary Island
No list of the 5 Best surf spots in Europe would be complete without Fuerteventura, Canary Islands. The name, when translated means strong winds. This location is perfect for windsurfing and kite-surfing, and boasts the international Windsurfing and Kite-boarding Championship. The island has produced world class athletes in surfing including kite-boarding champions Bjorn Dunkerbeck and Tarifa.
North Cornwall, United Kingdom
If looking for a surf location for all experience level, than North Cornwall in the United Kingdom is a must stop. The location offers north to south, long sandy beaches with little elevation. There are some very good beach breaks that make this ideal for a beginner. North Cornwall also has reef breaks, but these should be left to experienced surfers because of strong rip currents.
One of the most exhilarating surfing is from village to village. That can be done in Taghazout, Morocco. Morocco has many long right hand breaks, and in the right conditions. An experienced surfer can ride for over 2km.
What great surf spot in Europe would you like to visit very first? Leave a comment and share with us your opinion! :-)