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The good news about this summer's weird weather? The waves are up. So, book some lessons and head to one of these seaside pads, all within earshot of the surf

Surf and berth | The good news about this summer's weird weather? The waves are up. So, book some lessons and head to one of these seaside pads, all within earshot of the surf

Deepdale Tipis, north Norfolk

Most surfers can't wait to get into the water, but when your accommodation is a Sioux-style tipi, you know your time out of the water will be just as memorable. Deepdale's tipis each sleep six adults, come with a fully laid floor, a ready-made fire and enough headroom to stand up and walk around. They also run a high-standard hostel for those who require extra facilities.

For kitesurfers, most spots in the area work in any wind direction, except from the south, and all have great shallow water due to the long tidal range. Brancaster is on Deepdale's doorstep and has perfect lagoons between mid and high tide. Just to the west, Hunstanton offers perfect flat and shallow riding around low tide.

Deepdale Tipis from 40 for two people, 01485 210256, deepdalefarm.co.uk. Oceanside Kitesurfing 01485 534455, oceanside.co.uk. G-Side Surf School 07887 605789.

The Guardian - Journalist: Dominic Traynor
21/07/2007