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surfing and snowboarding in europe
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Hello!

I am going to be studying abroad in Barcelona, Spain this fall. I am interested in surfing sometime in early October. I’ve heard San Sebastian is a good spot and also Biarritz, France. Which one is better? Are there places to rent surfboards and how much are they? Is there a website I can look at?

Also, I was planning on snowboarding. Where in Europe would be best? I was thinking Switzerland or Norway…how much is it to rent a snowboard? What month would be best?

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Alexis, you can snowboard anywhere where you can ski, and that includes locations in Spain as well, like the Pyrenees or Sierra Nevada. From Barcelona, the Pyrenees can be a weekend excursion. And, of course, plenty of other places in Europe; anywhere where the topography allows it. Here’s a list off the top of my head: Norway, Switzerland, Sweden, Austria, Germany, Italy, France, Poland, Bulgaria, Romania, Greece, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Croatia, and Spain.

Biarritz vs San Sebastián: Why not check out both? They’re not far from each other.

Yes, you should be able to find a shop where you can rent a surfboard.


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I’m planning on going to Norway or France to go snowboarding. What date is snowboarding season? I was planning on going early november.

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early november might be too early depending on the location. if you are on a budget, I would recommend the pyrenees in france for a cheaper destination. The alps in France can be very expensive, and I can imagine Norway being quite expensive too although I do not know this from experience. I would plan to go to Bayonne in france next year early august as well for les fetes de bayonne, although I realize this is completly off topic. If you are looking for a mayhem week though, the first week of august is crazy at Bayonne (right next to Biarritz).

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