Surfing Europe Chris Nelson and Demi TaylorSurfing Europe 

Chris Nelson & Demi Taylor

This is the one that set the hook, the one we left the 9-5 of desk jobs for. We spent a year on the road surfing, charting, researching and exploring the coastline of Europe – finding out all the information you really want: the best places to surf, sleep eat and drink, where to get your board fixed and what to do on the inevitable flat days.

Simply put, we wanted to create a book that was all about maximizing water time – helping you spend more time surfing and less time searching whether you’re looking for where to score the best waves on the day or the best campsite to crash at – and that book became ‘Surfing Europe’.

We came home, approached a publisher and created a format which spawned an entire series of activity guides.


Covering the Atlantic coastline of Europe and into Morocco, Surfing Europe is the ultimate surf travel guide combining awesome photography from the continent’s leading lensmen with:

  • In-depth, accurate surf information and mapping
  • Surf travel essentials – surf shops plus the best places to sleep, eat and party
  • Surfers Tales – horses mouth stories of adventure bringing the coastline to life
  • Covering England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, France, Spain and the Canary Islands, Portugal Morocco and Italy

This durable, heavyweight has been designed to go the distance so fits perfectly into any glove box making it the essential companion for anyone serious about surfing in Europe.


“An invaluable resource – a one-stop guide to surfing across the continent.” Surfer Magazine

“An indispensable guide to any Euro jaunt.” Carve Magazine

“The best surf guide to Europe ever published: concise, very informative, beautifully designed and illustrated and easy to consult.” Surf Portugal Magazine

“The most up to date guide to surf in Europe.” Trip Surf Magazine

 “Hailed as the new surfer’s bible.” Extreme Sports Channel

 Product Details

Published by: Footprint

Authors: Chris Nelson & Demi Taylor

Picture Editor: Demi Taylor