Surfing

your personal guide to Surfing in the UK.

Flags

When choosing a spot to surf it is always recommended that you pick a beach that is patrolled by a lifeguard. Not only does this ensure your safety, but in most cases the lifeguard will be able to point you in the right direction of the best waves. Remember that where possible surfers should stay between the black and white flags and under no circumstances should they surf between the red and yellow flags.

Red and yellow flags indicate the area patrolled by lifeguards. These are the safe areas to swim, bodyboard and use inflatables.

Red and yellow flags indicate the area patrolled by lifeguards.These are the safe areas to swim, bodyboard and use inflatables.

Black and white chequered flags indicate an area zoned by lifeguards for use of watercraft such as surfboards and kayaks. Never swim or bodyboard in these areas.

Black and white chequered flags indicate an area zoned by lifeguards for use of watercraft such as surfboards and kayaks. Never swim or bodyboard in these areas.

The red flag indicates danger. NEVER enter the water when the red flag is flying, under any circumstances.

The red flag indicates danger. NEVER enter the water when the red flag is flying, under any circumstances.

The orange windsock indicates offshore wind conditions. You should NEVER use an inflatable when the sock is flying.

The orange windsock indicates offshore wind conditions. You should NEVER use an inflatable when the sock is flying.