Swell new surf holidays
*This article was updated in July 2019 to reflect updated holiday availability*
The average age of surfers is now 30.6 years, up from 25.5 five years ago. While that reflects the fact that we are all feeling younger and age is no longer a barrier, it also shows there are more people are trying surfing than ever before.
While surf culture, not to mention the clothing and lingo, has long been mainstream, it wasn’t until recently that the actual surfers were not, but this is changing.
Surfing is no longer a sport for young beautiful people, anyone can surf and an increasing number of us are trying our hand at popping up and hanging ten on our holidays.
Surfing breaks for yoga enthusiasts
1. Great value surf and yoga holiday in Ericeira, Portugal
Combine the excitement of surfing with the relaxation of yoga on this unique surf and yoga holiday set in the picturesque town of Ericeira, just 30 minutes north of Lisbon. With its surfer hangouts and laid-back vibe, it’s ideal for sunsets surf and sun salutations!
Price includes B&B accommodation, surf & yoga lessons and equipment hire during the lessons.
Just what you need? Find out more about this surf and yoga holiday in Portugal here.
2. Yoga, Pilates and surf holiday in Fuerteventura
Make the most of your time away as you practise Pilates, yoga AND surf on this unique 7 night surf and wellbeing holiday. Set among beautiful volcanic scenery, with world-renowned waves and vast beaches, there is nowhere better to balance this perfect trio. You’re sure to return home both relaxed and rejuvenated.
The holiday includes accommodation, breakfast, 1 full body massage, daily yoga and Pilates sessions. Surf is added as an extra for 3 surf lessons.
Find out more about this surf holiday with yoga and Pilates here.
3. Surf and yoga in the surfers’ paradise of Mimizan Plage, France
Surf in some of Europe’s best waves, then improve your strength and balance with beach yoga. And with fun accommodation at the lovely surf camp, complete with pool, there is nowhere better to meet fellow like-minded travellers.
Join in the fun at this surf and yoga holiday in France here.
Surf destinations with warmer waters for year-round surfers
1. Surf holiday in stylish Essaouira, Morocco
From the moment you catch your first wave, Morocco will become a tough surf destination to beat as you fall in love with the vibrant fishing town of Essaouira. You will have 6 nights in beautiful Riad accommodation set near the natural beauty of the Atlantic coastline.
And with average temperatures staying around 20-25 degrees throughout the year, it’s an ideal winter getaway.
Prices include accommodation, daily surf lessons, breakfast and a group evening meal.
Book your place on this surf adventure in Morocco now.
2. Superior accommodation for surfers who don’t want to slum it in Portugal
Surf at this excellent surf school based in Portugal’s surf capital, Peniche. You’ll spend 7 nights in lovely villa accommodation, all less than a 5-minutes walk from the best surf beaches and bars.
Enjoy 5 days of surf lessons taught by highly qualified instructors, video tuition, a visit to a surfboard factory, a free pass to the beach club and more. In the summer, you even get the beach to yourself as a private area is reserved for all beginner surfers here.
You’ll be kitted out with a wetsuit in the cooler months but water temperatures rarely drop below 18 degrees.
Don’t miss out on your place in the villa on this surf holiday on Portugal’s Atlantic Coast.
Feeling inspired? Visit our surf holidays page for more amazing surf breaks around the world.