It could be called a big lake, an enclosed sea or a mini-ocean but the fact remains that the Mediterranean holds its fair share of quality surf. Although Peter Troy first surfed Genova in 1963, it is only recently that surfers have become a regular sight along the tideless shores of Italy and beyond. Here in the cradle of European civilisation, a new culture is hitting the warmer water to ride the beaches, reefs and points that benefit from the surprisingly regular pulses of Mistral-driven swell. These multi-directional windswells may not be huge, and are often all too short, but they sure can be sweet.
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