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Message posted by greenhill on 28/8/2015 at 5:02pm
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We're getting into bodyboarding as a family and thinking about next May half term. We had a fabulous day bodyboarding down in Devon this summer but are there any other areas (closer to Norfolk) that our any good?

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You're on the wrong side of the country really. South Wales is pretty good but not much closer to you than Devon / Cornwall.

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I feared that may be the conclusion. We broke down on the way home so the total journey took 14hrs on top of 3 days of constant drizzle made me inclined to find somewhere closer with lower average rainfall!

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Have you tried this website
http://www.surfing-waves.com/atlas/europe/england/east_anglia.html

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Or Surf Snodonia

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Daily Mail article on surfing

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Love a lot. Trust a few. But ALWAYS paddle your own canoe!!
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Quote: Originally posted by mattlad on 30/8/2015
Daily Mail article on surfing



Thank you for posting that, it was a good read. :-)

OP I discovered bodyboarding only a few years ago and although not far from fifty I absolutely love it. My lad is now 15 and is much more confident in the sea so I don't have to worry about him so much. Although we love Cornwall around perranporth, St Agnes etc good waves can be found on the east coast around Runton and Cromer but it's much more hit and miss.
Also it's better in the colder months !!! October and November can produce some good swells, obviously a good warm wetsuit is a must in you are venturing out then.

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This may sound silly but you could cross to the Netherlands very easily from Harwich . Their beaches run all up the coast . I don't know if this link will work . But it's a live web cam of the beaches . Amazing when windy
http://www.scheveningenlive.nl/surf-webcam/

If not wales or devon and Cornwall as others have said . It always has to been the west side .

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Thanks for all replies

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Message posted by batt on 07/9/2015 at 8:53pm
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check out magic seaweed.
details on all surf spots


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You really need to be where the Atlantic rollers come crashing in, so anywhere with a direct path towards the atlantic.
south west france would be warmer and probably quicker to get too from the harwich ferry!

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