Surfing in the winter in the UK can be a rather difficult task due to changing tides and unpredictable weather conditions, but with a number of surfing locations around the world that are much warmer and nicer to visit in the winter, the season is not over just yet. So, before you head to your local store to browse men's winter wetsuits, allow us to provide you a list of some of the best winter surfing locations for you to enjoy! 

Portugal – October to April 

With powerful Atlantic swells as well as a number of beach bars, Portugal is the perfect place for you to visit. With amazing weather conditions and the best waves in between the months of October and April you can surf some of the biggest and best swells in the country. With an average water temperature of around 15 degrees during this time, it can seem a little cold at first, but when you warm up, you are good to go. 

Australia – December to January

When the winter weather hits us in England, it may seem like surfing season is over for the year. But there is always the beautiful country of Australia. With their summer taking place at this time, you can enjoy a comfortable water temperature of between 24-26 degrees making for a pleasant experience. Whether you are staying on a resort or you are learning to surf in one of the money surfing spots along this coastline, you can guarantee that you will have one of the best experiences when choosing to surf in this beautiful country. 

The Philippines – December to April 

Though the Philippines is a popular surfing location for many all year round, it is in the winter that you are met with some of the most amazing swells for both beginners and experienced surfers. With a number of reef breaks as well as a water temperature of 27 degrees during the months of December and April, you can enjoy the perfect surfing experience for you and the family all year round. In addition to this, there are a number of other places for you to visit in this beautiful country allowing you to enjoy your trip even when the weather is not ideal. 

Mexico – All Year Round 

Though the travel is more expensive for this location the country of Mexico will not disappoint. Not only will you be able to surf some of the best coastlines in the country but there are a number of amazing locations for you to surf alongside the locals and brush up your surfing skills. With beaches for both beginners and those that are more experienced as well as some of the best reef breaks around, Mexico is definitely the place to visit if you are a surfing enthusiast or looking to make your start in the sport. 

Whether you are looking to make the most of the surfing season or you are just looking for the perfect surfing location for you and your friends, you are sure to find it when visiting one of these beautiful countries. Where will you be visiting first? 


Published by Samantha Brown