The Best European Surfing Destinations

20th of June is National Surfing Day! What better day to take a look at the best places to head to in Europe to search for that perfect wave... Here's our quick round-up of some of the best surfing spots and camps both for the waves and the culture.

Peniche (Portugal) has a long town beach with perfect waves and great offshore winds. You’ll find here not only an amazing landscape but also a incredible culture. Check out Peniche Surfcamp for more info.

✌🏼️☺️ #penichesurfcamp

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Newquay (United Kingdom) offers perfect surf waves and dazzling clean shores. You'll find some amazing surf camps, including Quicksilver Surf School, overlooking the most famous beach in Cornwall, Fistral Beach, and the Escape Surf School, the only school in Newquay boasting a professional surfer as Head Coach, Mike Young.

Newquay 😍 #Cornwall #holiday #Newquay #cliffs #sea #beach

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Biarritz (France) has been known as the surfing capital of France since the American screenwriter Peter Viertel arrived on its beach during the filming of “The Sun Also Rises” in 1956.

You’ll find here a Biarritz surfing school which has been running surfing classes for more then 20 years. Classes are held on stunning beach of Cote des Basques in south France.

The west coast! #biarritz

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Tarifa (Spain). Some of the best surfing spots in Spain are situated between Tarifa and Cadiz on Costa de la Luz. You have here an incredible selection of beaches so are bound to find the perfect one for learning and improving your skills!

Just want to jump in to the watter #summer #mood #surf #surfer #beach #tarifa

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Mullaghmore (Ireland) is a village on the Mullaghmore Peninsula in county Sligo. Mullaghmore is famous for its 'Prowlers' - a wave like no other in Europe with swells said to be up to 100ft. That's why Mullaghmore Head hosted Ireland's first Big Wave contest in 2011, drawing surfers from across the globe.

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