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If you and your family are thinking about taking up surfing as a new sport you may be unsure as to where the best locations are for you to take the waves as a beginner and with young children. Fortunately, we have compiled our top 5 destinations; so that all you have to think about is ensuring that you have a fitted wetsuit and booked the lessons for you and your family.
#1 Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia
Having been praised as one of the best surf towns in the world is there a better place to start your surfing career than at Byron Bay? Jam-packed with expert surfers, you can guarantee that your lessons will be conducted by a professional and you will see your surfing skills excel in no time.
If you are a competent surfer already, but your family are inexperienced when it comes to taking to the waves, this location is ideal, with waves also suited for those surfers who are at an intermediate or advanced level.
#2 Tofino, British Columbia, Canada
Take any excuse you have to visit Canada. With stunning, picturesque scenery, we suggest that you book your flights here as soon as possible. Extremely suitable for beginners during the warmer months, there isn’t a better time to visit this amazing country.
What’s more, with the help of the Tofino Surf School, you don’t need to worry about buying a wetsuit or a board, as you can grab them and a lesson when you sign up.
#3 Newquay, Cornwall, England
Why not stay in the UK and cut the costs of flights and venture to Cornwall, famously known for being a great surf town. Appropriate for all capabilities and levels of surfers, there are also many attractions in the area for you to enjoy when you are taking a break from the water, including the Blue Reef Aquarium as well as plenty of shopping and dining options.
Finding a surf school in Newquay is easy, especially in spots such as Great Western, Fistral Beach and Watergate Bay, which are all excellent locations for beginners.
#4 Hossegor, Aquitaine, France
Not too far from our last surfing location, Hossegor in France is an unusual choice that we’re sure you wouldn’t have predicted, but hear us out.
If you are looking for desirable waves and plenty of surf schools for your children and perhaps yourselves to attend, then the South of France is an excellent destination.
What’s more, while you are visiting the cultural country, you can indulge in fine wines and fantastic eateries!
#5 Muizenburg, Western Cape, South Africa
Last but by no means least, is the stunning Muizenberg in South Africa. The birthplace of surfing in this diverse country makes the beach side suburb of Cape Town the perfect location for you and your family to tackle your first waves.
Visit the Surfer’s Corner to find a number of surf schools and the best teachers, who will help you to find your feet on the board within a day.
Additionally, this beach is excellent for you to capture some breath-taking Instagram worthy pictures, with the backdrop of colourful beach huts and cute cafes.
There you have it, our top 5 locations for you to try surfing with your family in 2019. So what are you waiting for? Pick your destination, book the flights, accommodation and lessons so that you can have the most amazing holiday of your life.