Surfing isn't just for extremists - it can be a fun activity for the whole family, and you can even build a holiday around it!
Gary Quinn writes in The Irish Times about family surfing lessons in the Fuerteventura, where there's been an explosion in surf schools and holiday operators in recent years. As such, there's something available for all levels.
And with the Canary Islands already a popular sun-drenched holiday destination, even complete beginners won't feel they're getting in over their heads.
"Surfing is a lifestyle," writes Quinn. "The families and groups around me are absorbed by it. Their clothes, food, internal clocks. Everything swings with the tides and everyone is relaxed."
There's also a handy checklist for families to make sure everyone gets the most out of the experience.
The Irish Times has more on the story HERE.