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Surfer friendly places to stay near some great surf spots. Including camp-sites, hostels, hotels, B&Bs and surf lodges.
These businesses offer accommodation with the facilities to prepare your own food and meals.
Bed and Breakfast
Businesses of this type offer both accommodation and include breakfast.
Somewhere to pitch a tent or park your camper van. Facilities vary but can include showers, barbecues, electricity and water hook ups as well as a shop and eating or picnic areas.
Shops supplying surf boards, wetsuits, clothing, leashes, wax, deck pads, fins, DVDs and anything you might need to go surfing.
Schools with qualified surf instructors offering lessons and courses with equipment hire to individuals or groups, whether you are a total beginner, an intermediate surfer or an experienced surfer looking to improve your ability.
Information about the local area, not always from a surfers perspective.
For surf hire, wetsuit hire, boots, hats, gloves, leashes and anything else you may need to go surfing. A range of surfboard hire is usually available, whether you want to rent an SUP, body board, mini-mal or short board.
Food and Drink
From restaurants and cafes to night clubs, pubs and bars and everything in between.
Could offer a wide variety of water sports activities from coasteering and sea-kayaking to sailing, wakeboarding, climbing or even power boating, not forgetting surfing, stand up paddle, body boarding tuition and hire.
Surf camps can offer a variety of types of accommodation such as apartments, hotels, rooms, camping or dormitories together with food, surf lessons and group activities. Often included are guided surf tours of the best local spots along with surf hire, videos, photography, professional coaching and even some night life.
Guided Surf Tours
Experienced guides with local knowledge who offer surf trips and tours to the best breaks and secret spots by boat, 4x4 or bus.
From luxury yachts to fishing boats, boat trips often include great food, private cabins or shared rooms and are a good, fast way to get to the best hard to reach spots.
From captaining you own vessel to joining a group on a boat trip, boat charters can be a good way to get away from the crowds and reach the best spots that are only accessible by boat.
Offering a selection of outdoor activities such as climbing, abseiling, caving, coasteering, rafting or other group activities and sports.
These businesses specialise in working with women surfers or women wanting to learn to surf.