September’s Swell for Cornwall Surfing
Everyone thinks about July and August as being the best months to head to Cornwall but one of the locals’ best kept secrets is September. Without a doubt, September is a great month for surfing in Cornwall, with water still warm from the summer sun, great weather and beaches and waves that are almost devoid of tourists, it is simply the perfect time for people to wave goodbye to the city and get to themselves to the surf.
Big Friday, the UK’s leading creator of surf weekends, has an irresistible menu of options for people looking to learn to surf and make the most of their precious down time. Throughout September, the teams trips include their budget ‘Go, Sleep, Surf’ option, a chilled ‘Surf and Spa weekend’, ‘Surf Fifteen’ which link ups with Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall restaurant for an exclusive post-surf Sunday lunch and ‘Surf Divas’, a girls only weekend in collaboration with top surf brand Oakley.
People can also enjoy the gloriousness of September and all of the added benefits with a clean conscience! By travelling to Cornwall on a shared bus rather than taking eco-unfriendly short-haul flights, a weekend escape need not cost the earth! And with Big Friday’s collaboration with Cornwall based BioTravel, the funky Big Friday surf bus now runs on biodiesel meaning that the travel is completely carbon neutral.
For the last five years, Big Friday has been creating and running a varied range of tailormade surf weekends to Cornwall and Devon for complete beginners to seasoned pros. Whether people are on their own, in a couple or in a large group, they can join one of Big Friday’s organised weekends or their team can design a tailormade trip to suit their needs and budget.
Big Friday takes care of everything that a weekend warrior could possibly need – transport, accommodation, kit hire and lessons and also provides the lowdown on the best places to go for some après-surf relaxation or night-time fun.
The Big Friday Surf Bus leaves Hammersmith on a Friday evening and returns late on a Sunday night. With a DVD player on board, films, tunes, magazines, comfy cushions, racks for boards and plenty of luggage space, their funky surf bus means people can sit back, relax and prepare for the weekend ahead.
Big Friday director Kate Czuczman says: “As a Londoner myself I know how important it is to me that I make the most of my weekends. Our London summer hasn’t been great but the good news is that September is our favourite month in Cornwall, it’s the perfect time to escape to some uncrowded waves. By working with Oakley, Fifteen Cornwall and Fistral Spa this year we have been able to create some great new surf weekends and continue to give people the chance to sample all the great beach experiences Cornwall has to offer, but without the hassle of organising it.”
What are you waiting for? Book your place at: www.bigfriday.com