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Where Sweaty Betty's founder likes to surf

posted on Thursday, 5th May 2016 | find under Tamara, Fitness, Travel
As summer gets closer, thoughts naturally turn to warmer weather, blue skies and white sands. Designed to wow, the new Beach Sport collection is filled with sports swimwear, bikinis, cover-ups and wetsuits in bright hues and exclusive prints.

'We always follow the waves', says Sweaty Betty founder Tamara about her family’s time at the beach. 'So our definition of a holiday is somewhat different to the ideal many imagine'. As she plans where to take her Drift Wetsuit this year, she has compiled the places where she loves to surf worldwide.

tamara where i like to surf
Model Aline wears the Air Rush Rash Guard and Wave Break Bikini Bottom

West Wittering Beach, Sussex

Growing up I was constantly involved in sport and I often get my entire family involved in something active at our home in West Wittering. I tend to paddleboard every weekend, but West Wittering beach is also a great spot for surfing when the waves are strong. Admittedly, I have some catching up to do with my kids, but it's great fun.   

Ditch Plains, Montauk

The popular Ditch Plains community is a favourite spot with New Yorkers on holiday in The Hamptons. The super-long break makes this wave haven ideal for newbies or veteran long-boarders, before they spend their evening at the cool Surf Lodge. Look out for Sweaty Betty popping up in The Hamptons and Montauk this summer.

Grumari Beach, Rio

The location for this season’s yoga campaign, Grumari Beach has nearly two miles of white and red sand and some of the best surf in Brazil. A far more tranquil location than the central beaches of Ipanema and Copacabana, this is where locals head at weekends to relax and it’s well worth the short coastal drive from the city for the peaceful surf alone.

tamara where i like to surf
Tamara runs across West Wittering beach with her daughters in the Beach Sport collection 

Santa Monica Beach, California

Riding the waves is so addictive and an activity we can all do as a family, last year when we were on holiday in California surfing was a particular highlight. We were staying near Santa Monica Beach, so mostly surfed just off Bay St where the waves aren’t too crowded. When we next go back I want to try Zuma Beach in Malibu which is known for its excellent surf.   
Kuta Beach, Bali

Next on my list is Kuta Beach, this is where surfing began in Bali, with perfect white sands and palm-fringed beaches. 

Surf Set, Worldwide

Believe me when I say this is the next big thing in fitness, with no waves or wetsuit required. In this class you're on a mechanical surfboard that moves and shakes while you have to use your core to keep your balance. It’s such a fun class and it’s seriously challenging to follow the instructor through a series of exercises such as squats and jumps.

To try Surfset head to Gymbox in London and various locations across the USA, click here to find out more. 

Shop the Beach Sport range and get ready for your next active beach break. And don’t forget to share your highlights with Sweaty Betty on Twitter and Instagram.
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