Top 5 countries where to do an internship in surfing ? Oyé young student surfer, would you like to combine your passion and your internship abroad that you are obliged to do? Don’t worry, it’s totally possible. Whether it’s an internship in a surf shop, surf rental on the coast, there are a multitude of positions that can be filled! In communication, marketing, sponsoring, sales, animation, … in short, there is a wide range of choices! Come on, let’s go for the Top 5 countries where to do a surfing internship!
Surfing during your internship in Thailand
A surfing course, direction Phuket! From April to November, you can surf easy there. Kamala Bay, 2.5km long, offers many spots. The best is just after Phuket Fantasia, you will find a small family beach break. Only for confirmed surfers! (unless you have the taste of risk and you hold your breath for 24 hours). In Surin, one of the most beautiful beaches of Phuket. Sandbanks form all year round, left, right the other day … And you have spots all the way to the Malaysian border! Usually, during the rainy season it’s where you will have the best swell, with waves of a few meters !
Surfing during your internship in Spain
Surfing in Spain, obviously, we think a little less about it but still! The Mediterranean side, we forget. On the other hand, you can surf in Andalusia, which has a little bit of the Atlantic! The beach of El Palmar, often very quiet and little known by tourists, is an ideal spot. Hollow, powerful and fast waves, what more could you ask for? You will be able to perfect yourself there. Surfing in Galicia is (almost) the same as surfing in Brittany: green landscapes, steep coasts. You can find the ideal wave in Doninos, one of the most famous spots in Spain, with Pantin, ideal for all types of surfers! For your internship in Europe, it’s cool!
Surfing during your course in Portugal
Of course, Nazaré, you guessed it, is coming to pole position. You still need a few years of practice before! The sport is reserved for big riders and professionals, so be careful! In the south a little before the Algarve, Sagres, a spot for all levels. If you are lucky, you can also watch whales and dolphins! A few minutes from Lisbon, Praia de Carcavelos: a dream spot, very clear water. Suitable for all surfers! But it is one of the most popular spots in Portugal, arrive early! Arrifana too, a small fishing village appreciated by surfers, far from the city and tourists. What more could you ask for your surfing course?
Surfing during your internship in South Africa
The meeting between the 2 oceans, Indian and Atlantic, offers for your internship in South Africa some memorable sessions! At Jeffrey’s Bay, a must for any self-respecting surfer. Great stage of international competitions, it is thanks to its pointbeak that this spot is known. When the swell starts to be important, not recommended for beginners! Muizenberg (30 minutes from Cape Town by car), with its magnificent multicoloured houses. If you don’t have your own board, you can rent one in the shops offering it (and don’t forget to negotiate – and you can also apply for a future surfing internship there…). Beginner’s spot with its long and soft waves. Durban, which has the biggest surfing population in the country! Many spots for all tastes and all levels!
Surfing during your course in Ireland
For your internship in Europe, the west coast of Ireland man! The little cold paradise as it is called, still unknown. The beach of Inchydoney in County Cork, which is located on an island attached to the land by paved passages. Ideal for beginners (and also for non-surfers who want to “sunbathe” :)). Easkey Sligo in County Sligo, which is also home to the Irish surfing federation! Two reefbreaks, not for beginners ! Mullaghmore, or its huge waves which destabilize the biggest ones? I dare you to test it, in moderation!
Top 5 countries where to do a surfing course? That’s it! I hope this will give you some ideas for your future internship abroad! So, if you have any questions, need advice, just contact us for your surfing internship.
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