Why summer isn’t the only time you should surf waves
Chances are, the first time you saw a picture of surfing it involved Hawaiian print boardshorts and big, blue curling tropical waves.
Even in summer it’s wetsuit season here in Newquay – does that make surfing at Watergate Bay any less enjoyable? Erm nope. But have you ever thought about heading to the surf school outside of the busy summer months? Like, you know, in winter… surfing in winter waves.
Yup we’re serious and yup, you’re as guaranteed to have a good time surfing with Westcountry Surf school in the colder months as you are in the summer. In fact, there are a few reasons why winter waves are actually better than the summer ones. Here are our favourites!
Newquay is a beautiful place and as a surf school based in the beautiful Watergate Bay, we are totally blessed to see this beauty on a daily basis. But this also means that in the summer months the area can get busy, the surfing line up included!
Try surfing waves with us out of season however and it’s a very different story. You’re likely to have the bay to yourself and our already focussed lessons are even more so as the group sizes tend to be smaller. You can even take advantage and book a coaching clinic with our instructors. They’re qualified life guards as well as excellent surf coaches so you’ll be learning from the best in safe hands. Check it out on the booking page and give us a call.
Although the sea can plunge down to 7 degrees in winter around Newquay, we have whole range of winter wetsuits, booties, gloves and hoods to keep you warmer than a mermaid’s blanket (in fact, probably warmer…). All hire is included in your lesson and we also do just hire options if you’re just looking to rent. We love our winter range and know you’ll be so toasty in the water you won’t want to get out!
Everyone wants to surf when the weather is nice but honestly, the coolest people love chilling out in the water all year round. Watergate and the surrounding Newquay area is even more beautiful in the winter months with rolling mists, stormy skies and empty beaches. You’ll be safe, snug and surfing in no time with Westcountry Surf School all year round, can you think of a better way to pass the winter months?
Nah, us neither. See you in the water!