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Dream spots, with perfect peeling waves, offshore winds, fantastic food, and friendly locals. Cheap surf trips are hard to spot, but we've identified the most inexpensive vacations you can experience if you're a traveling surfer.

Traveling on a budget is not always easy, but it has many advantages. Yes, it will save you money, but you will also be able to meet new people, make friends, and explore the local cultures more in-depth.

If you really need to take a plane, know what to pack for a surf trip, and then plan it so that you save time and money. Choose a surfer-friendly, low-cost airliner, and protect your surfboards.

Fuerteventura: a surfing paradise

Fuerteventura is an island of the Spanish archipelago of the Canaries. It is one of the most popular places for surfing in Europe.

The spots around the island suit both professionals and beginners. A lot of celebrities choose Fuerteventura as an outdoor activity destination where they ride waves on their boards.

The period from October to April is a big wave season for professional surfers. But even then, there are always beaches available for beginners.

The wind blows all year round. But calm days may occur in September. The average water temperature is between 22°C and 23°C. In February, the temperature can go down to 19°C. Between September and October, it can go up to 25°C.

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The archipelago of Madeira is comprised of four groups of islands: the main island of Madeira, Porto Santo, the Desert Islands, and the Savage Islands. It is located 400 kilometers north of Tenerife, and 1200 kilometers southwest of mainland Portugal.

Madeira enjoys a Mediterranean climate, and it is the outermost region of the European Union. The region was "found" in 1419 by Henry the Navigator, a famous Portuguese ocean explorer.

The island of Madeira is the result of volcanic eruptions that took place over five million years ago. The average yearly temperature in the territory is of 19.5°C (67.3°F).

Learn how to wipe out safely. Protect yourself and other fellow surfers from injuries and avoid equipment damage. Reduce the risks when falling off a surfboard.

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Windsurfing offers multiple sailing opportunities. You can go free riding in a flat water lake or hit the ocean for a wave sailing session. As with everything in water sports, there's a specific rig for each kind of windsurfing discipline.

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