A surfer walks towards the water during sunrise at Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia. (Photographer: Dallas Kilponen/Bloomberg)  

Why Scotland Is Europe’s Secret Surfing Hotspot

Adventurer and TV host Aldo Kane joined the Royal Marines at just 16, and became a crack sniper in hot zones around the world. Now, he provides safety for TV productions as they film under some of the earth’s most extreme conditions. On this week’s Travel Genius, Aldo talks about everything from rowing across the Atlantic to the essentials he packs to survive in any circumstance. He also shares an unlikely, lesser-known spot in Scotland that’s one of Europe’s unexpected surfing meccas.

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