Every year I get the winter blues badly. Normally kicks in at January. This year was really bad. Almost had a nervous breakdown!! The extra cold British weather and the dark short days do nothing for me. But enough about me moaning !
I've wanted to surf abroad for many years now. I've been surfing for most of my life, growing up in Cornwall then moving to Wales. I'm 28. I consider myself a 'part time' intermediate and by that I mean I'm confident in the water and at my peak of surfing every day in Cornwall I was pretty good but over the recent years through work and whatever other excuses I can think of, my surfing has taken a back seat and I'm not as good as I once was. I'm doing something about that now though and I'm going to spend the year targeting my fitness for surfing, plus getting myself in the water as much as possible.
My goal is go somewhere next Janaury 2014 for an entire month and surf. I had a few thoughts, mainly Indo but also toyed with the idea of Sri Lanka or Costa Rica, Morocco etc.
I don't want to go somewhere where the surf is so heavy and fast and big that I end up being shreaded on reefs or unable to catch anything. I want nice clean, easy and fun to ride waves, nothing too much over head height. Plus with the practise I get here in Wales mostly being 2-3foot slop, I think too much of a wave change might shatter my surfing confidence.
So where can you recommend for January for me? And also, would anyone be up for going with me or meeting me there? I don't have many friends that surf or that would be interested or able to go away for a month. Thought that someone on here might want to do what I'm doing so why not buddy up?
Can't wait to hear your thoughts and suggestions!