This is my first post in the community, looks like lots of good info here!
I'm from the US and picked up surfing again recently while vacationing in Cape Town, SA. This summer I'm planning on living abroad in Western Europe for a couple months so I'd love to know what people would recommend for a surfing novice who's looking for a cool, rustic town, under 100,000 people, that has nice beaches and nice waves. So far I've looked at Porto and Ericeira in Portugal. The Andalusian region of Spain seems cool, too.