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England's 1,100-mile coastline is bordered by the Celtic Sea, the Irish Sea, the North Sea, and the English Channel, and features an assortment of temperamental surf breaks, some of them first-rate on occasion, and all greatly affected by the tides, which can rise or drop as much as 30 feet in six hours. While surfing is an all-year activity in England, the best waves generally arrive between Se...

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