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Newquay (UK): Feb is a good time ??

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1. Posted by happyyo (Budding Member 7 posts) 11y

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Hi people :)

First thing: Merry Xmas to all !!!!

I am thinking in taking a 2/3 months break to learn surf (something I have always wanted to do). I have read that Newquay is one of the best places in UK for it but I wonder if Feb would be a good time ... I am planning to stay there in a hostel (pretty cheap compared with London :)) and look for some kind of part-time job (anything will be welcome)...
Do u know guys if it will be hard to find a job there ? What about Feb for surfing?? Maybe am i crazy ?? :)

Thanks in advance,

ps: any advice, suggestion, information .... about Newquay is appreciated.

2. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 11y

Newquay is great as is all of cornwall for a good surfing atmosphere,

but seriously now! February is bloody cold in England, I doubt theres much surfing occuring apart from those who employ antifreeze!! ;)

check out the weather the average Feb temp is about 9 degrees celsius

good luck!


3. Posted by Dicken (Budding Member 31 posts) 11y

Hi Laura

There will be surfers going out in Feb-winter is the time for the best waves! You being a beginner I would really recommend learning in the summer though. This is because the waves are usually a bit more forgiving and you won't get so disheartened with falling in all the time coz it won't be so cold. I know what I talking about I went in on boxing day and took me 2 hours to thaw out!
As for learning I'd recommend paying for a weeks or a few days tuition with one to the many surf schools in the area.
Newquay its self is a bit commercial for me and I think been a bit spoiled in the past few years but you may like it. Work wise I doubt there'll be much in the off season but you could be lucky.
Good luck with everything.