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  • Jul 6th 2014 at 7:33PM
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You truly have to love surfing to practice the sport in the United Kingdom. The area isn't exactly teeming with warm beaches full of sunbathers, and absolutely no easy spots to find big waves. To be a UK surfer, you need to be a fearless adventurer, not to mention quite lucky. And driving a Jeep might help, too.

Surfers Oli Adams and Micah Lester are traveling around the British Isles in a Jeep Wrangler Overland trying to find the best surf spots out there. These guys don't fit the laid-back surfer stereotype, but that's because finding waves in the UK is hard work. They say that the waves at some of these spots only exist for about three hours every year when the current and winds are just right.

To find these surf spots, the Jeep's offroad capabilities are paramount. In some areas, as you'll see in the video, there isn't even a beach, just jagged rocks. It would be like the movie Endless Summer, that is, if it could start snowing at any moment. These guys are clearly dedicated to their sport.

Scroll down to watch Adams and Lester surf where it doesn't seem possible, and if you want to know more about their adventures you can read a Jeep-sponsored article about it at Surf Europe.

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      • 1 Year Ago
      There are lots of decent surfing spots in places like Cornwall and Devon. The article (it's actually an advert) isn't even about mainland Britain, it's about "outer isles" that they never refer to by name. The whole thing looks a bit fake to me.; probably written in some Madison Avenue advertising office.
      • 1 Year Ago
      South Gare. Saltburn. Job done. Don't need a Jeep. Jeep really needs to push the model names when advertising in the UK. A Range Rover is a jeep, for example, and so is a Honda CR-V. Unlike other brands whose names have been appropriated as generic terms, Jeep-with-a-capital-jay doesn't have the market presence of say, Sellotape, or Hoover, in their respective fields.
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      • 1 Year Ago
      There's one shot where they are driving on the "mainland" of Orkney, past the hulks of warships that were intentionally scuttled during WW1 (I believe).