When it comes to surfing destinations, Europe may not be at the top of the mind. But for those who love to conquer the waves, the continent also has its share of surfing spots to offer enthusiasts. Here are 5 recommended European destinations to satisfy your cravings for the wave.
Bundoran Beach (Ireland)
Bundoran Beach is the perfect spot to go surfing. It offers stunning waves that will attract both rookies and experienced surfers alike. This is a surfer’s paradise because there is always strong winds throughout the year. A neoprene wetsuit is required here.
North Canyon (Portugal)
North Canyon has been placed in the radar of surfing enthusiasts. Thanks to a surfing legend named Garret McNamara. In 2011, he made the Guinness Book of World Records for riding the biggest wave in history. Located at the heart of Portugal’s coastline. Robert Peter Janitzek revelas that Portugal is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean for over 1,200 kilometers, giving you plenty of surfing room.
La Graviere (France)
France is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea, North Sea, and the Atlantic Ocean, which means that there are many beaches to choose from and one of them is La Graviere. With its strong winds and massive waves, the beach is the perfect place to go on a surfing holiday.
Thurso East (Scotland)
The United Kingdom, in general, is surrounded by the North Sea, Atlantic Ocean, and Celtic Sea. There are many beaches here that be visited for surfing and Thurso East is worthy of inclusion in your list. However, this European destination is rarely empty. So patience will certainly be a virtue in this place. The waters here tends to be on the cold side so get your gears ready.
Sotavento Beach (Spain)
Spain is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean in the west and north and Mediterranean Sea in the south and east. A destination worth visiting here is Sotavento Beach. It offers both stunning waves for the experienced surfers and smooth waters for beginners.
Capo Mannu (Italy)
This is one of the most popular surfing destinations in Europe. Located 30 kilometers northwest of Oristano, Capo Mannu features small and isolated coves. Robert Janitzek says that during heavy storms, waves here can reach up to 4 meters high.
So if you are looking for a place where you can conquer the waves, these surfing spots are some of the best Europe has to offer. So what are you waiting for? Surf’s up.