England surfing

Love surfing but living in England? Don't get us wrong, England is a fantastic place and there are great facilitiies for the surfing traveller including some great holiday cottages in England but sometimes the weather and land and sea does no justice.

For all you fellow British who are wanting to go on a surfing trip but aren't sure where, then you have found the perfect place! Welcome to England Surf, we give you great advice, put you in the rite direction to cheap travel insurance and stories about places that have unforgettable surfing!

What Waves

If you want the perfect destination that boasts great surf, kids sports activities, great people and great culture, then read on! Remeber wherever you go, to come back home to London get the best flights to London with BMI

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Mentawai Islands

Located approximately 100 miles west of the Padang in Sumatra , the Mentawai Islands are quickly becoming the most popular charter on the planet.

There are too may islands in the chain to count. They are aligned perfect for pulling in most swells from the Indian Ocean. Whether you are looking to book with Martin Daly on one of Indies Trader charters, or you looking for an alternative.


Area: 1,904,000 sq km

Population: 216 million (growth rate 1.5%)

Capital city: Jakarta (pop 9.3 million)

Language: Bahasa Indonesia, English

Religion: 87% Muslim, 9% Christian, 2% Hindu

Government: Military-ruled republic

President: Megawati Sukarnoputri

No visa is needed for your standard surf charter, but a passport is required. Make sure your passport has at least 6 months validity remaining on it from the date of your departure out of Indonesia.

Costa Rica

Costa Rica has become a very popular travel spot for surfers. The cost to travel is reasonable, the government is very stable , and it offers some fun, very rippable waves as well. The Pacific Coast of Costa Rica is loaded with good surf spots, and beautiful coats lines. Check out Keliche's Pizza joint in Jaco. The Caribean coast has a great wave called Salsa Brava, and you like Reggae music than your stoked. This country is laid back, but you still need a Visa and must carry a current Passport.

Area: 51,100 sq km (19,929 sq mi)

Population: 3,710,558 (growth rate 1.7%)

Capital city: San José (pop 333,000)

Language: Spanish, Creole English and Indian dialects

Religion: 85% Roman Catholic, 14% Protestant

Government: Democracy

President: Miguel Angel Rodríguez (1998-2002)

This country is laid back, but you still need a Visa and must carry a current Passport.


Mexico has been a very popular destination for surfers for over 3 decades.

The travel costs are reasonable, and the government has been stable. The coast of Baja is packed with great beach breaks and classic point breaks. From the Tijuana border to the tip of Cabo San Lucas you can expect good waves and nice people. Mainland Mexico has a more tropical flavor, with warm water and poweful beach breaks. Puerto Escondido is one of the top beach breaks on the planet. Ticla and Rio Nexpa, are world class point breaks that are worth visting.

Area: 1,972,000 sq km (769,080 sq mi)

Population: 100,294,036 (growth rate 1.73%)

Capital city: Mexico City (22 million people)

Language: Spanish and over 50 indigenous languages

Religion: 90% Roman Catholic, 6% Protestant

Government: Democracy

President: Vincente Fox Quesada

Unless you want to stress out in the airport when your returning home...Get a Visa and carry a current passport.

Waimea Hawaii

What better place to surf than Hawaii! A place where surfing is most common and children of young ages already standing and surfing waves to show that Hawaii is perfect example of what surfing really is! Hawaii also known for having some of the world's biggest waves to surf, this also attracts many pro surfers. Not only is Hawaii a perfect paradise for surfers but it is also a great and breath taking place to simple go on a vacation. If you would like further information on accommodation or simply just simply knowledge of the area for future surfing plans please visit waimea.com.


Australia is the heart an soul of the surfing world. Oz is known for a wide variety of great waves, and the people have adapted their culture around surfing. The cost to travel in Oz is very reasonable, and there are always good waves breaking some where on this giant island. Like anywhere, some seasons are better than others, so time your trip around the seasons.

Area: 7,682,300 sq km

Population: 19,200,000 (growth rate 1.4%)

Capital city: Canberra (pop: 313,000)

Religion: 75% Christian, 1% Muslim, 1% Buddhist, 0.5% Jewish

Government: Independent member of the British Commonwealth

Prime Minister: John Howard

Governor: Sir William Deane

Australia offers a friendly open minded atmosphere, but Seppos still need a Visa and a current Passport.


Fiji is a beautiful chain of islands that has a pleasant tropical climate, the diving is

spectacular and their are quite a few reef breaks that are note worthy. Don't let the cannibal stories and sea snakes detour you from this world class destination. Tavrua is the most popular surfing island to visit, and for good reason. Cloudbreak is a perfect left that every surfer must surf at least onec in their lifetime.

Area: 18,333 sq km (7150 sq mi)

Population: 772,000

Capital city: Suva (population 141,000)

Languages: English is the official language , but there are many Fijian dialects

Religion: 53% Christian, 38% Hindus, 8% Muslims, and 1% Sikhs

Government: Democracy

President: Ratu Josefa Iloilo

Prime Minister: Laisenia Qarase

Get a Visa and carry a current passport.


For over 200 years, Tahiti has been the symbol of paradise. Tahiti is one of the five island groups that make up French Polynesia . Enjoy remote powerful reef breaks with nearly flawless form.

French Polynesia

Area: 5 million sq km (2,000,000 sq mi).

Population: 220,000 ( Tahiti pop: 150,000)

Capital City : Papeete

Languages: Tahitian, French and English

Religion: 55% Protestant, 30% Catholic, 6% Mormon, 2% Seventh-Day Adventist, 2% Buddhist and Confucianist

Government: Republic of France

President: Gaston Flosse

If you're ready for some macking tubes, get a Visa and carry a current Passport.

South Africa

Ever since Endless summer flaunted the perfect waves of Africa , have people been wandering the coast lines. South Africa is the most consistent area with world class waves on the continent. South Africa has turned over a new leaf with the Post Apartheid era coming to a close. It's a good time to visit South Africa , and if you like perfect hundred yard rights, then you might want to stop by J-Bay and experience one of the world best waves.

South Africa

Area: 1,221,037 sq km

Population: 43.1 million

Capitals: Pretoria (administrative); Bloemfontein (judicial) and Cape Town (legislative).

Languages: Zulu, Xhosa, Afrikaans, Pedi, English, Tswana, Sotho, Tsonga, Swati , Venda , Ndebele.

Religion: Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Jewish and traditional religions.

Government: Republic of the British Commonwealth

President: Thabo Mbeki

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