Swiss surfers: checking wave conditions

Switzerland may not be the perfect country for surfing, but the stoke is out there in the land of ski resorts, chocolate and watches. The Swiss Surfing Championships will be returning to Zarautz, in the Spanish Basque Country, between 11th-15th September 2012.

The contest is celebrating the 15th anniversary of the Swiss Surfing Championships, in which the best surfers will fight for the title of Swiss Surfing Champion and a place in the Swiss Surfing Team.

Swiss surfers have found a consistent peak to crown their best wave rider and Zarautz is the home of Swiss surfing for the third consecutive year.

The Swiss Surfing Association has been busy and is already planning the Eurojuniors event of the European Surfing Federation. The Swiss Junior Team already contains some very promising young surfers that will represent Switzerland, in Lacanau.

Switzerland wasn't blessed with an oceanic coastline, but the country enjoys an absolute luxury that a lot of other countries don't have: top quality tap water. The Swiss Surfing Association is encouraging surfers recycle plastic bottles of water.