Fancy honing your surf skills but don’t know where to go? These five UK spots offer slow- breaking waves and safe conditions ideal for novice surfers
1. Saunton Sands, Devon
Surfers on the wide expanse of Saunton Sands | Fotolia.com
Slow breaking waves for a gentle introduction to surfing in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
2. Watergate Bay, Cornwall
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Avoid the chaos of Fistral Beach by heading just outside Newquay for consistent waves off a sandy beach.
3. Saltburn, Cleveland
Beginner-friendly waves await you at Saltburn
North-facing sands and great beach breaks on both sides of Saltburn’s old pier.
4. Pease Bay,Scotland
A first-time surfer’s paradise |Martin Burns via Creative Commons
A relatively safe beach not too far from Edinburgh. Avoid in rougher weather.
5. Caswell Beach, Wales
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Close to Mumbles village and relatively safe, small surf for beginners, all on a Blue Flag beach.
Words: Daniel Wildey