When you visit Woolacombe you must try surfing. It's that simple.

We hear excuses from people of all shapes and sizes, with all sorts of reasons why they'd love to give it a go but 'maybe tomorrow'. Well we found this video interview with James Davis who, at 70 years old, has been surfing for nearly 50 years. It's inspirational in the sense that he's so matter-of-fact about his endeavour. He didn't set out to surf for so long but just seems to enjoy every day he's in the water.

So watch the video and then book yourself in for a lesson at one of the many surf schools in Woolacombe, such as Nick Thorn's Surf Academy.

Blog header image courtesy of Hemal Joshi