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There’s something innately sophisticated about surfing on a beach break slap bang in the centre of a city.
Best Time To Visit
May - Sep
Flight from London
GMT +1 hr
It works in Rio, and in its smaller European equivalent San Sebastian. The prime surfing beach, Zurriola Beach is set against a backdrop of elegant belle époque streets.
This is a beach break, so safe for beginners but fun enough for pros as well, and in a city with food this good, the ability to exercise off a few calories is doubly attractive. Original Travel can arrange surfboard and wetsuit hire, and lessons for beginners.