CHOOSE THE RIGHT ACCOMMODATION THAT OFFERS ACCESS TO MULTIPLE SPOTS
Choosing your base in a strategic position is key. Yes, it might be nice to live right by a surf beach. But if that specific beach doesn’t produce that many waves during your trip, you will lose valuable surfing time.
Places such as the surrounding areas around Peniche in Portugal for example pretty much always have beaches with off-shore winds on offer. Depending on swell and wave sizes, it also gives you a few options between sheltered bays and exposed beach breaks, so you might be able to always surf somewhere close by! For beaches around Peniche, research places such as Almagreira, Baleal and Supertubos.
Unless you are sleeping in your own car or van, use sites such as AirBnb
and other known accommodation booking sites to book your stay.
TRADE WARM WEATHER FOR CONSISTENT WAVES
Most of us prefer surfing in tropical locations with sunshine and coconuts. However, if your main goal is to improve your surfing in the long run, it pays to choose locations and seasons with a mild or cold climate. Spring, fall and winter produce fantastic waves in many locations. The water and the weather will likely be cold, but oftentimes there is little to no crowd meaning more waves just for you.
Now get out there and catch them waves!