Surfing: Safety First

According to the International Surfing Association, there may be as many as 35 million, if you include occasional surfers who go out at least once a month.

All about the Cribbar

Newquay's biggest surfing spot, the Cribbar, isn't for the faint-hearted. Located alongside Fistral Beach, its 30-40 ft waves are famous for attracting top surfers.

Whales, Dolphins and Seals!

Surfing presents the perfect opportunity to enjoy the freedom of the waves, oodles of excitement, the fresh air AND the wonderful wildlife that can be encountered along the UK coast.

Olympic Surfing: What you need to Know

Surfing is set to make its debut at this year's summer Olympics, with entrants including world champions and the World Surf League tour's leading competitors.

A Surfer's Guide to Reading the Waves

Recognising the perfect wave adds an extra skill level to a surfer's repertoire, as they decide in an instant which to catch and which to let go.

The Birth of British Surfing

When four teenagers started riding the waves at The Cribbar reef, off Newquay's Towan Headland, 92 years ago, they paved the way for the 500,000 Brits.

Surf's up this Christmas!

In fact, for hundreds of surfers across the UK, it'll be a case of, "Surf's up this Christmas!" as the promise of mild weather is set to lure us outdoors and to the beach.

5,000 Years' Surfing

The world's surfing population is estimated to be between 23 and 35 million, according to the Surf Industry Manufacturers' Association.

Surfing Therapy for War Veterans

Being in the ocean, paddling through the whitewater, occasional wipeouts and riding down the face of the waves are helping former soldiers, sailors and pilots return to normal.

Surfing: The Health Benefits

Did you know that as well as being an enjoyable activity, surfing has many physical and mental health benefits?