Want to get the best surf on your surf trip? avoid long flat spells? Of course you do, who wouldn’t well if you can resist it the best way to do this is NOT to plan your surf trip at all. Just book blocks of time out for your holidays and then 10 days before get online and check out what’s happening around the globe swell wise and where is going to score in the next fortnight. With surf forecasting websites like Magicseaweed it has opened up the opportunity to change the way we all approach surf trips, it takes a bit of courage but it well worth it. After deciding a few potential locations then find out which ones you can get to the cheapest, you’ll be amazed at how many last minute travel deals exist and you might well snag yourself a bargain (It should be pointed out that in conjunction with checking airfare, you should also check board bag fees. A quick Google search should bring up some recent articles about what each airline charges). And if you want to be really flexible don’t book more than your first 4 days accommodation when you get there, that way if the swell subsides or you realise there is a better spot up the road you can just move on. If possible try to avoid travelling in peak season both at the point of departure and the point of arrival, not as straightforward as it sounds but with a little online research you can save yourself unwanted premiums and crowded line-ups because the world and his wife is on holiday there.