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What makes Newquay the Surf Capital?

Find out why Newquay is a must-visit destination for surfers. From its breathtaking coastline to its thriving surf scene, this town offers an unforgettable surfing experience.

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WHAT MAKES NEWQUAY THE SURF CAPITAL OF THE UK?

Newquay, nestled on the rugged coast of North Cornwall, proudly carries the title of the Surf Capital of the UK, and for good reason. Its status as a must-visit destination for surfers is backed by a combination of factors that make it a surfing hotspot like no other in the UK. First and foremost, Newquay boasts a breathtaking coastline that seems tailor-made for surf enthusiasts. With its golden sandy beaches and dramatic cliffs, the town provides a stunning backdrop for those seeking the perfect wave. The Atlantic Ocean, which graces Newquay's shores, offers consistent swells and waves suitable for surfers of all skill levels.

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A large part of what makes surf lessons Newquay one of the best surfing destinations in the UK is its geography. The town is surrounded by beaches! Fistral beach is the area’s main south west facing beach that draws in the predominant south west swells and winds, but many other surf spots in the area serve up some cracking Cornish waves too! But as all us Brits know, the weather here in the UK is anything but predictable. Often southwest facing beaches are too exposed to the swell and high winds making surfing a no go. This is where Newquay’s popular bay steps in and saves the day. Often making an unsurfable day or weekend into a viable option. Newquay's bay is sheltered from these troublesome southwest winds and can often produce fun, surfable waves when many other beaches in the area offer no protection.

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WHAT MAKES NEWQUAY THE SURF CAPITAL OF THE UK?

The thriving surf scene is another compelling reason surfers flock to Newquay. The town is home to numerous surf schools and rental shops, making it an ideal destination for both beginners looking to catch their first wave and seasoned surfers seeking new challenges. The friendly and supportive surf community creates an inviting atmosphere, where everyone, from novices to experts, can share the stoke of riding the waves. The variety of surf breaks along the coastline contributes to Newquay's reputation as a surfing hotspot. From the powerful barrels at Fistral Beach to the playful waves at Towan and Great Western Beaches, surfers can choose from an array of surf spots catering to different preferences and skill levels. This diversity ensures that whether you're a seasoned pro or a novice eager to learn, Newquay has the perfect wave for you.
 
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Beyond the surf, Newquay offers a vibrant and laid-back atmosphere that perfectly complements the surfing lifestyle. The town is dotted with surf-themed cafes, lively beachfront bars, and a host of accommodations catering to surfers, creating a welcoming environment for those who live and breathe the surfing culture. For visiting surfers soaking up the surf scene is just as importnat as the surf itslef. Thats why we've created our surfing weekend packages for solo travellers, friends and couples. These unique packages give inside access to live and surf like a local. Hosted throughout the weekend by long standing local surf guides these super social weekends are the perfect way to get surifng and hanging out in Newquay.
 
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Things to do in Newquay

For those looking to immerse themselves in the surf lifestyle, Newquay hosts numerous surf events and competitions throughout the year. From international competitions attracting world-class surfers to local contests showcasing emerging talents, the town pulsates with the energy of the surfing community, making it an exciting destination for surf enthusiasts to witness or participate in thrilling competitions.
 
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In essence, Newquay's allure as the Surf Capital lies in its harmonious blend of stunning natural beauty, consistent and diverse waves, a supportive surf community, and a vibrant surf culture. Whether you're a seasoned surfer searching for the perfect wave or a beginner eager to dip your toes into the surfing world, Newquay beckons with its promise of an unforgettable and exhilarating surfing experience along the mesmerizing coastline of Cornwall.

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