2016 Winter Travel Guide

All those photos of snow-capped Norwegian mountains providing a dramatic backdrop to  perfectly empty line ups are all well and good, but for those of us who find the frosty shores of home more than chilly enough, the cooler months provide the perfect excuse for booking a flight and effing off somewhere with a double figure temperature.

If you’re looking for a boardshorts suntan and warm water waves, this is the place for you. Click an ye shall find.

Indonesia Island Hopping
Indonesia

Airport: Denpasar International Airport | Phone: +44 (0)208 788 8668 | Email: hello@tickettoridegroup.com

Enjoy the full Indonesian experience with no hassle and a touch of class. Our six-week island-hopping adventure is everything Ticket to Ride is about. You will surf and experience three different islands, improving your surfing with professional tuition in the world's most perfect waves, complimented by surf-specific yoga classes. You will learn more about surfing and push yourself more in this six weeks than you would in six years by yourself.
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Kima Surf Bali Canggu
Bali, Canggu

Airport: Denpasar | Phone: +44 20 8144 3140 | Email: info@kimasurf.com

Stylish surf camp in the trendy Canggu area with lodge, standard rooms, suites and private villas. Only a stone's throw away from the beach with waves for beginner to advanced surfers. Twice a day guided surf sessions to over 45 surf spots on Bali, video analysis and theory with experienced guides included.
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Kima Surf Bali Seminyak
Bali, Seminyak

Airport: Denpasar | Phone: +44 20 8144 3140 | Email: info@kimasurf.com

Relaxed surf camp in a lush, tropical garden surrounded by shops and nightlife, close to the beach. Restaurant, pool, jacuzzi, table soccer, mini-cinema and neat rooms for various budgets. Twice a day guided surf sessions to over 45 surf spots on Bali, video analysis and theory with experienced guides included.
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Magic Surf Morocco
Morocco

Airport: Agadir | Phone: +212 6 95 52 41 23 | Email: contact@magicsurfmorocco.com

If you’re looking for a quality surfing experience Magic Surf Morocco is for you. We offer customised surfing holidays - a touch of luxury, extraordinary coaching to take you to another level, peppered with new water experiences like stand up paddle and day trips to paradise valley or the desert with an authentic guide as an option. We have the highest teacher/pupil ratio in Morocco with a ‘step learning’ approach pushing you to new levels fast. Our instructors take you to the beach which matches your level from beginner to experienced. We select a beach according to conditions and skill level every day vs going to a ‘usual set of beaches’. We offer private en-suite rooms in authentic yet stunning accommodation with outstanding views and WIFI is available.
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Mint Surf
Morocco, Taghazout

Airport: Agadir | Phone: +212 648 533 504 | Email: contact@mintsurfmorocco.co.uk

A boutique surf camp with all private rooms (no bunk beds!), hotel-quality sheets and bathrobes! Have breakfast and check the surf from the best view in Taghazout (see photo). But still great prices and amazing value! Mint Surf caters to all levels (and groups/couples with mixed levels) and all budgets with a range of surf camp packages, taking you to the best breaks of the day. Stay in our beautiful oceanfront apartments for more space and privacy. Certificate of Excellence on TripAdvisor. Yoga, too!
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Sion Surf Camp
Ahangama, Sri Lanka

Airport: Bandaranayake Airport | Phone: +94 775024602 | Email: sionsurflanka@gmail.com

Sion Surf Camp with its sea front location is ideal for surfers of all levels. Nestled between Kabalanas and Midigama with sick waves right outside, we offer Learn to Surf and Surfer’s Lodge packages. Check Ticket to Ride for our coast to coast surf adventure.
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Surf Experience
Lagos, Portugal

Airport: Faro | Phone: 00351 282086012 | Email: info@surf-experience.com

Since 1992 The Surf Experience has been setting the standard and after 25 years we have created the ultimate surf holiday. Options of surf school, surf safaris, shortboard training camps, longboard clinics and yoga weeks combined with awesome accommodation options, unrivalled catering and music events make this one of the greats. Originality. Quality. Vibe. Culture.
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