Five Best Surfing Spots in Europe

Epic Waves Await You!

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Written by SurfWriter Girls Sunny Magdaug and Patti Kishel

sign to beachLooking to escape the summer crowds at the world’s top surfing spots?

Then put Hawaii, Australia and Indonesia on hold and set your course in a different direction – to Europe.

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It turns out that Europe isn’t just a premiere ski destination, it also offers epic waves and beautiful beaches that are perfect for surfing.


Bundoran Beach


From a world-class surf break In Ireland on a beach with 300-million-year-old fossils…


to sun-kissed waves on golden sands in Spain, everything you’re looking for is just across The Pond.


And, don’t worry that the waves won’t be big enough.

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At one EU surfing spot on our list legendary surfer Garrett McNamara made the Guinness Book of World Records in 2011 when he rode the biggest wave in history, a 78-ft monster…a feat he repeated at the same spot in 2013, riding an even bigger, 100-ft wave.

Garrett McNamara and surfboard

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SurfWriter Girls Sunny Magdaug and Patti Kishel were excited to discover these off-the-beaten-path, European surfing gems.

To check out the Five Best Surfing Spots in Europe for yourself, take a look at the feature story our friends at shared with us. Written by Cristina Costea, a self-described “passionate traveler,” it will have you packing your board and heading to the airport. Just grab your passport and click here: Surf Europe


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