Where to Spend Europe's Surf Season

The waves are headed eastward. Catch them in Portugal, England, and (why not?) Norway.
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The waves are headed eastward. Catch them in Portugal, England, and (why not?) Norway.

It’s surf season in Europe. The ASP World Tour is rolling across the continent from the supertubos of Portugal to the plage breaks of France as a continent of wave-carvers wax down their Protons and get in line for the pipeline. Americans are welcome but hard to find – too busy cruising Central America or soaking up the best sun rays. It’s a damn shame. Serious carvers know that now is the best time to check in to one of Europe’s great surf lodges.

Start with one of these.

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