If you fancy some winter surfing, why not getaway to somewhere warmer than home. Warmer water and climate mean that you can surf for longer, enjoying the surf to the best of your ability. No matter whether you are a seasoned surfer or complete novice, warmer conditions really do improve your enjoyment levels.
With so many great surfing destinations to choose from, where do you go to escape the winter cold? There are so many fantastic spots that it may depend on what else you want to gain from your surfing trip. Some destinations offer nightlife and glitz, while others offer peaceful retreats in remote areas.
Southern Europe in winter produces some great surfing conditions and popular surf haunts include the windiest Canary Island, Fuerteventura, Portugal and its numerous surfing spots along the Algarve coastline and the island of Malta with its many reefs, points and beaches. While the weather may not be hot, the climate is temperate and the waves are big.
Heading a little further away are the fabulous surf spots of Cape Verde off the west coast of Africa where the Trade Winds blow across the islands in the winter making this a mecca for windsurfers and surfers alike. Morocco`s west coast is lined with superb surfing beaches and the warm winters make this an attractive winter getaway.
On the other side of the Atlantic is a huge array of surfing destinations with the east coast of Florida attracting those who wish to surf in warmer conditions during the winter months. Whatever the wind and swell conditions there is always a surf spot for you depending on your level of ability and how much of a challenge you wish to have.
Costa Rica in Central America offers not only great winter surf destinations, but the chance to have an exotic holiday at the same time. Explore the incredible volcanoes, rainforests and coastal areas teeming with wildlife, while you`re not catching some waves. The most popular surfing spots are found on the west coast at resorts such as Jaco, with waves rolling in from the Pacific Ocean.
To really experience the surfing lifestyle head to Hawaii, thought to be the birthplace of big wave surfing. Choose from one of the popular surf islands and enjoy the thrill of riding the big waves in the heart of surf-land. The islands of Kauai, Oahu and Maui all have awesome breaks and even if you are a beginner you will find perfect spots to learn with excellent tuition available.
No matter where you choose to go, look out for good hotel offers, Premier Inn vouchers, surfing packages or cheap flights to make your trip affordable and value for money. No matter whether you choose to stay in a five star hotel or a tent, a winter getaway surfing trip will be enjoyable, thrilling, exhausting and most of all fun!