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How To Plan Your First Surf Trip Abroad

Bored of your home break? Time to embark on your first surf in foreign waters

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Next step: how are you going to make your trip happen? You’ve basically got three options….

The Surf Camp

If you like the idea of having all your meals cooked for you, guides to take you to the best surf spots, evening yoga classes and an instant group of mates, then you’ll probably like the surf camp approach. There are dozens of camps out there offering some great no-hassle, package deals for a week or two away. Our mates at Surf Europe have a few of their favourites listed here.

Book an apartment

You might want a bit more luxury or private time, particularly if you’re bringing a non-surfer with you. Hotels are just too expensive for a two-week + trip, so get yourself a self-catered apartment overlooking the beach and you’ll be livin’ the high life! We’re massive fans of Airbnb – they’ve got dozens of places across the world for very reasonable prices.

Going Solo

Want to do a trip on the cheap? Pack up your car, grab a tent plus a few mates and head for the horizon. The good thing about camping along the coastline is you can choose exactly where you go and how long you stay. It’s definitely the cheapest way to travel, so you can avoid returning home for waay longer than you would staying in a surf camp.

If you don’t have a car, Wicked Campers do some excellent deals on van hire across Europe with beds, cookers, cooking tools, the lot.

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