Surf spots in Europe
To find dope surf spots you not only have to travel to Hawaii or Bali. It can also be much closer to home for some of the readers. Europe is in fact full of greasy surf spots. They are not always filled with white sand and warm water, BUT some of the sickest surf spots are perhaps closer to home than you might thought at first. Get addicted has put 5 dope surf spots in Europe at a glance:
Biarritz – France
Only 22 kilometers away from the Spanish border is the French town Biarritz. A wide range of busy spots and also relatively empty waters. In the quiet bay of Hendaye, most surf schools located by the water, it’s quite calm there and there’s protection from the wind. Do you consider yourself as a pro surfing? Then you should definitely check Lafitenia. .
In July, the Biarritz Surf Festival takes place. Are you a surfing fan? Do you like good music and dancing on the beach? Then you should definitely not miss this event! Annually this event attracts 150,000 visitors. Besides the parties there are races like a longboard contest, demonstrations and tandem surfing to behold.
Praia do Norte, Nazaré – Portugal
This is not a place for beginners. Here you will find true monsters of waves. Relatively empty waters because the most people are just on the beach. During the past year there were waves of 30 meters measured. Praia do Norte is considered the ultimate spot where we can explore the limits.
Mullaghmore Head – Ireland
You will find warm waters, quiet coves and white beaches, nah just kidding. It’s more surf spot for the die hard! The harsh winter wind creates gigantic waves up to 30 meters high. This attracts many international surfers and the accompanying public who are seeking for big waves. Because the size and speed of the waves it’s almost impossible to drop these waves without the help of a jetski.
The Sotavento Beach (Fuerteventura) – Spain
A hard wind and perfect temperature in summer. The Sotavento Beach in Spain is the ideal spot for windsurfers, kite boarders and pedal boarders. Beginners and experts can perfectly executed here.
Munich – Germany
This is a special surf spot, I’ll mention because I want to introduce you with this style of surfing I do here in Switzerland to. Right in town the Eisbach river flows through a tunnel what creates an artificial wave. Permanently!! It is a true hot spot where many tourists come to see.