Surfing in Cornwall

We are used to the word surfing. Especially with the current technology trends the mention of the word makes many think of the internet. We are not talking about internet here; we are talking about the other surfing. Yes surfing in the ocean or simply in water. At this point some are excited while yet others are scared. Scared maybe because of how we watch people surfing in televisions. True, it can be scary. All the same, should you wish to try, please have an expert with you. It is indeed dangerous if you don’t know how to do it.

It is important to note that you cannot just surf anywhere. For instance, in Cornwall, there are different beaches with different surfing instructions. It is good to have this information beforehand. It can help you know where is best when and for who especially for beginners. You’d be surprised to learn that we have west facing beaches in Cornwall. In this category, there is further sub classification of those for beginners, experts, learners, for all abilities, those best for low tides, for rising tides and such classifications.

Newquay is described as the home of British surfing. This is because it contains beaches that face all directions. It also has a good spread of surf types for all abilities and its exceptional breaks under right conditions. There are also surfing courses for those who have a passion for surfing but don’t have the knowledge.

Maybe a closer look at one of the major surfing beaches will help you. Let us look at the Fistral beach. Of course it is found in Newquay. It faces North West with regard to the Atlantic Ocean. It is sandy and it has a backing of steep sand dunes. This beach is among those that have the tendency of getting crowded at particular periods. Especially when the tides are high and the sand is entirely covered with the water, it can be crowded. Another reason could be due to its large clean breaks and right hander that is deemed good.

This beach attracts major international surfing competitions. This necessitated the construction of a competition suite both for the judges and competitors. There are also surf museum, surf shops and daily board and wetsuit hire facilities. Definitely, this is a good place to venture. Remember the caution from the beginning that if you are not an expert you must be careful. You better go to beaches meant for beginning or leaning surfers.

You probably have realised that there is more than just internet surfing. This other kind of surfing can also be very interesting especially for the fact that it is associated with the beach. It is not hard to learn surfing if you have a good instructor and are really interested in knowing it. Just find a good instructor and you’ll know it. Once you know how to surf, go to the beaches allocated for beginners. At least there is immediate help available should things go wrong. That way you will enjoy surfing and especially surfing in Cornwall.

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