Oxford/ Maidenhead/ Reading and thereabouts. You wouldn't know it though, as they all lurk near concrete walls on the Thames. Not to mention the marathon paddlers there. Much of the surf we get on the south coast is wind generated. This means you should look for a low pressure system Mid-Atlantic with a 980mb reading or below. Ideal conditions are SW gales for 2/3 days, with winds turning offshore (N/NW) the next day.