Finding your perfect surf holiday destination for winter can be made very easy with a little bit of planning. Europe has some of the most beautiful surf spots that combine great waves with masses of culture and even good weather in the depths of winter. So the question is- fancy the main land, or a bit of island life?
- 1- Lagos, Portugal
With some of the warmest waters in Europe you would be forgiven for booking the next flight out to Lagos. The town is found on the Western Algarve, benefits from over 300 days a year of sunshine, so even in the middle of winter there will be gorgeous sunny days. During winter life continues as normal, so you'll have a wide variety of restaurants and bars to treat yourself with at the end of a great surfing day... and if your looking to travel by yourself Casa Offshore in Lagos is one of the best winter surf destinations for solo travellers.
- 2- Ericeira, Portugal
The perfect combination for that surfing-shopping-sightseeing holiday. Ericeira offers easy access to a wide array of beaches for all surfing levels, plus it is only 35 minutes away from Lisbon for a spot of retail therapy. When looking for which accommodation to choose Helios Bungalows is a great place, particularly for couples who want to relax on the beach and surf Europe's best surf beaches, Foz do Lizandro
- 3- Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain
Known as the Hawaii of Europe, the Canarian Island of Fuerteventura is one of the top surf destinations in Winter. Lying off the coast of Morocco, it receives day after day of hot sunshine all year round, but it is wintertime when the waves really come alive. Some of the best swell pushes through over winter, so you'll find ideal waves for you around the island everyday. Good excuse to get out exploring the stunning volcanic landscape, and score some warm water waves. For total relaxation, stay at La Concha in Corralejo as the beautiful bungalows even have on site yoga and pilates.