For many kids, a boogie board or body board, is their first experience of surfing and the numerous sandy beaches across the shores of Argyll & the Isles are great places for them to try this out. And of course, to return to time and time again for endless hours of fun.
Westport beach, near Campbeltown is a surfing beach, but is so big there is plenty of space for the kids to boogie board and the more experienced to ride the surf.
Have you tried kayak surfing? You can use a kayak and paddle to ride the waves - it's incredible fun and can also be enjoyed on the west coast of Kintyre and on Islay and Tiree. Other locations across Argyll will also be ideal for the DIY-er, but for anyone looking to hire equipment these are you best places.
Wind surfing is very popular on Tiree. It's home to the Tiree Wave Classic - the world's longest standing professional wind surfing championships each October. Throughout the summer season there are surf lessions available for all abilities. There is an inland lochlan which suits beginners and a choice of beaches, depending on which direction the wind is blowing.
Expert kite surfers love the Argyll coast with West Port Beach in Kintyre being another great place to surf the waves.