Surf Schools on the South Coast 0
Surfing the south coast means predominantly wind blown, grey winter surf, but here’s the good news… there IS surf on the south coast, and plenty of it if you know when and where to go. Waves on the south coast come from short range wind swells or big Atlantic swells which push up the English Channel from deep Atlantic swells. Despite this, there are a few spots which get regular waves along the south coast such as Boscombe Pier and Kimmeridge, which on a big swell can produce a reef break to rival those in Devon and Cornwall!
Surfing on the South Coast of England
Winter is when the south coast comes alight, so if you want to grab it at it’s best you’ll need a quality wetsuit to see you through the darker months. If you keep your eyes on the weather charts and have a sympathetic boss, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t snag yourself plenty of quality waves on the south coast.
The south coast is popular with surfers from London and the South East as it’s the closest surf to them. This means it can get busy when there are good waves, but it also means a few surf schools have popped up too. On days when the surf is too flat, Stand Up Paddleboard lessons are often offered as an alternative.