There are countless summer sports out which totally sum up the sunniest time of the year. Of course, most of these sports involve getting wet, and whether you’ve tried them at least once in your life or not, the feeling of wanting to get involved is probably still there.
One of those sports is of course surfing. For many the idea of standing on water with only a board for assistance is a little mind-boggling, but the thrill? Like nothing else!
There are countless destinations in the world which are fantastic for surfing, with amazing conditions and weather to boot, but many of them are also rather far-flung. What do you do if you can’t afford the trip to Hawaii or Australia? You look for places closer to home, that’s what!
Europe might not be the number one place you think of when it comes to surfing destinations, but there are plenty to consider. For instance, the UK has Cornwall and it’s iconic Fistral Beach, the rolling waves of the Atlantic giving fantastic conditions for riding the waves, as well as several other top beaches along the Irish coast. Most people however would much rather have guaranteed sunshine is they’re venturing somewhere for a holiday, and in that case, Spain is the place to go!
The northern coastline of Spain is ideal for surfing enthusiasts, and for those who want to learn a new skill. Art Surf Camp is a great example of where to learn and further your skills, all under the watchful eye of experiences tutors, giving you a totally different edge to your break. Of course, the Galicia region is fantastic for other reasons too, with history and culture to enjoy, as well as bright and colourful nightlife.
Vigo is the largest city in the region, but the whole area is very multi-cultural, and somewhere you will meet people from all walks of life and regions of the world. For those who love the great outdoors, and combining this with history and spirituality, Santiago de Compostela is a point in the pilgrimage route, with Lugo also offering the ancient Roman walls to explore.
As you can see, surfing fun in the sun is really just a portion of what you can do in this region of Spain, but learning a new skill and having great laughs doing it is a wonderful thing to do. The fact you are staying in a camp means you’re also going to meet many new, likeminded people, who are all out to have the same level of fun as you!