Surf Resorts in Europe

Europe is not generally known for its surfing scene but this has changed dramatically over the last decade and a half with more and more "secret" spots being discovered and the ASP world tour organizing international events on their world tour schedule every year. It's Atlantic coast draw thousands of surfers every year both from Europe and across the globe. 

 

The man surf areas in Europe are France, Spain, Ireland and Portugal whose shores cater for surfers of all levels even big wave riders. In fact in 2013 big wave rider Garrett Mcnamara rode what was dubbed the biggest wave ever which was a 100 foot monster off the Portuguese coastline of Nazare. 

 

France is also home to some world class breaks boasting breaks like Biarritz and Guethary in its southern regions. Spain has the world class left hander Mundaka plus many other unchartered regions that have a definite big wave potential. Ireland, originally not renowned for its waves, has now exploded in fame thanks to the excellent rides at Lahinch and Bundoran which combine power and local weather to produce the heaviest waves in Europe. 

Miramar Hotel Nazare
  The Nazare big wave is not just a myth as proven by Garret Mcnamara in February 2013 when he scaled a 98 foot monster off the coast of Nazare for all eyes to see. This place is a mecca in winter with plenty of massive breaks for the more experienced surfers and perhaps for lower levels to purely marvel at. For it is a sight. The waves here in winter time get huge, many setting one after the other [read more]
Mare Hotel Nazare
  Nazare is Portugal's answer to big wave surfing and most recently famous big wave surfer Garrett Mcnamara rode what is considered to be the biggest ever, a 100 foot monster off the Nazare coast. The Nazare beach break is a right and left wave that is fast and hollow and goes up to 500 meters long. The best time to come here to surf is in the winter but be warned, although waves don't get as high [read more]
Escale Oceania Biarritz
The Escale Biarritz is the perfect place to stay while enjoying the clean ride at Biarritz. A regular stop on the ASP world tour when it hosted the 2012 Roxy Pro, Biarritz is considered the surf capital of France and you will get that feel when staying in this South West part of France. The North Atlantic weather depressions surge up regular swells which make this resort town a great place to surf [read more]
Castle Arms Hotel Thurso
You'll be surprised but Scotland has some of the best breaks in the whole of Europe and one of these in particular is Thurso East located on the north coast. Thurso East is a fast reef break and every year this break plays host to several different international competitions with the very first O'Neill Highland Open WQS surfing competition being held here. Since then the O'Neill Cold Water Classic [read more]
Hotel Montree Munich
  You would't normally think of Germany as a surf spot in Europe but then again this is no ordinary surfing destination but also happens to be one of the most famous for its uniqueness. The Eisbach River in Munich's English Garden is a river wave right in the heart of Munich. This green river wave is about three feet high and is constantly cresting. Riders take turns at a time to take on this unusual [read more]
Travelodge Newquay Seafront
  Newquay in England is one of the country's top surf spots attracting both locals and visitors alike. Often as referred to as the UK's surf capital, Newquay has a number of beach breaks that include Fistral Beach with its powerful hollo waves and others such as Lusty Glaze, Towan, Great Western and Tolcarne. The town itself is heavily influenced by the whole surf scene and you can't help but get [read more]
Hotel Club Vacanciel Bidart
Guethary is one of France's big wave surfing spots and can hold waves up to 5 meters high and even higher. These are very powerful waves and are more suited towards advanced level surfers. Surfers can ride the left but it is very dangerous and when the swell is big, there is a strong chance you will eat the sand. Locals and experienced surfers recommend sticking to the inside which produces good hollow [read more]
Lahinch Golf and Leisure Hotel
  Lahinch County on the West Coast of Ireland is a break growing in popularity on the European surf scene but for long has been kept a secret by the local riders wanting to keep it all for themselves. There are a number of great breaks in Lahinch that cater for all levels from beginners to advanced. The Lanhinch Golf and Leisure Hotel is perfectly placed along the Lahinch coastline with panoramic [read more]
Hotel Soleil Peniche
  You would't normally think of Germany as a surf spot in Europe but then again this is no ordinary surfing destination but also happens to be one of the most famous for its uniqueness. The Eisbach River in Munich's English Garden is a river wave right in the heart of Munich. This green river wave is about three feet high and is constantly cresting. Riders take turns at a time to take on this unusual [read more]
Grand Central Bundoran
Bundoran is one of Ireland's premier breaks as it is breaks over rock reefs causing excellent right left breaking barrels. Suited for more intermediate to expert level surfers, Bundoran is becoming more and more popular in Europe and is now hosting ASP tour events. The Grand Central Hotel Bundoran is right in the heart of the town center, located close to the beach, shops, restaurants and at the heart [read more]
Bungalows Portuondo Mundaka
Mundaka in Spain was one of the stops on the ASP World Tour and renowned for its massive surf. The estuary in Mundaka has created the perfect sandbar which results in the ideal hollow waves that can be viewed afar from the town harbor wall. The massive swells that roll in from the Biscay Bay hit the Basque Country coastline forming long rides that give its claim to surfing fame for a its high quality [read more]