The swells are consistently pumping through the Atlantic and the beaches are empty. From our surf centre overlooking Towan beach we spend day after day watching perfect waves with no one on them.
It can only mean one thing. WINTER is here!
The little known secret is that this is by far the best time of the year to learn to surf and with the incredible developments in wetsuit technology it’s actually warm. Here are 5 tips to help you score some perfect, warm waves this winter.
Surfing in Winter
- A DRY WETSUIT
Such a simple thing can make such a big difference to your session. We ensure that a bone-dry wetsuit is waiting for anyone who is getting stuck in to a winter surfing session. Plus we have super warm Rip Curl winter suits to keep you toasty. Some decent boots and gloves will keep the chill at bay.
- DON’T GET NAKED IN A CAR PARK
You see it every day at the main surf spots. Half dressed individuals trying to shelter from the elements and don their rubber suit. Have you ever seen somebody expose himself and get frostbite all at once?
Make life easier and get changed in our centrally heated changing rooms. Then we can begin your coaching before you leave the centre. Then we drive to the waves, hop out and hit the water. You’ll be delivered to the sand, ready for the action to begin, and won’t be freezing cold before you even hit the water.
- WINTER SURFING – TIMING IS EVERYTHING
An intimate knowledge of the best waves in the area, the tides and the wind is invaluable when the cold season is upon us. We time your session to get maximum waves with the least amount of effort. Making use of local breaks that have easy paddle out channels is our favourite winter trick.
- SURFING IN NEWQUAY
The beauty of this town is that you are only ever 10 minutes drive from our surfing centre. So you get out of the water, get in to the van, then get in to our warm shower and in to the warm changing room. No drama.
- ENGLISH SURFING TRADITION
It’s not only essential to warm you up. It’s tradition to finish proceedings with a cup of tea.