Surfing Holidays

Surf South West are pioneers of the surf holiday experience. Our first group holiday was to Lanzarote in 1997 and since then we have grown to offer both group and customised holidays to more destinations. Over the years we have run surf holidays to France, South Africa, Costa Rica and we now focus on our two favourite destinations: Portugal and Sri Lanka. We specialise in guided trips with our instructors on hand and our recipe for a memorable holiday has always remained the same: great surf, warm waves, good times.

sunset on surfing holiday

Group Surf Holidays to Sri Lanka and Portugal

Our group surfing holidays provide an opportunity to surf on a warm beach under the watchful eye of our qualified coaches. The average group size is fifteen, 60% of our guests come on their own and we generally have an even mix of men and women. All ability levels are welcome, although the majority of surfers on our trips are beginners and intermediates. Our destinations are carefully chosen to ensure that the waves are consistent but not too powerful. We arrange accommodation very close to the beach - in fact some spots are virtually on the beach - and we'd like to think we've maintained the feel of our holidays as a relaxed surf trip with a group of friends. There are also opportunities on all our holidays to explore the country and see some of the highlights of each destination. And of course apres surf is important, so most nights we book a table in a local restaurant or bar for everyone to meet up and recount the day's waves and wipeouts!

Customised Surf Holidays

While our group holidays are arranged at certain times of the year, sometimes our dates are not convenient or you may prefer not to travel in a group. If this is the case, we can organise an independent holiday to any of our destinations. Ideal for a family holiday with a difference! Just give us your requirements and let us do the rest. We can book accommodation, car hire, surf coaching if required, and liaise with our travel agents to find the best deal on flights.

girl long boarding on surf holiday

Financial Protection

For your financial protection, Surf South West complies with the European Package Travel Directive by holding all monies in an independently administered trust account until the completion of your holiday. The trust account is administered by Stevens and Willey Certified Accountants, 9 Boutport Street, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 1TZ