24-26 July. The 17th edition of the Italia Surf Expo takes place at S. Severa beach about 50km north of Rome.
In addition to the sport itself, the popular annual event is dedicated to all aspects of surfing culture and fashion, and is based around the S. Severa Castle on the beach, which is easily reached by train.
The award-winning festival includes competitions, expert demonstrations and free courses in surfing and various affiliated water sports.
For full details see website.