When I think of Spain, I think of calm Mediterranean beaches, amazing food and a whole lot of culture. There is no wonder why it is the number one location for Europeans to holiday! However, what a lot of people don’t know is if you head north, you will find 500 miles of coastline with some of the best waves for surfing. Spain is one of the most popular surf destinations in Europe with great waves all year round perfect for all levels of surfers. To help guide you where to go, here is our list of the 10 best surf spots in Spain – in no particular order!
Mundaka – Considered Spain’s Most Famous Wave!
When to go: Between October to April, with NW swell and off-shore S wind.
Razo beach is a long stretch of sand with many sandbanks that produce A-frame waves ideal for every surf level. As the beach is so open, its exposure guarantees consistently good waves even in the smallest of swells. Rarely crowded, this makes this spot one of the best places to learn to surf in Spain! The stretch of beach and constant waves are set against a stunning backdrop, with camping sites and a surf school nearby. If you’re a beginner or just want to perfect your technique, ArtSurfCamp is located in this perfect surf spot which is ideal for extended stays! Dedicate some days to surfing and chilling- you can thank me later.
When to go: Between November to April, with N and NW swell and off-shore S/SW winds.
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Sopelana – Producing Some of Spain’s Top Surfers!
When to go: Between October to April, with small to medium N and NW swell and S winds.
Isla De Santa Marina
Playa De Somo – the Most Consistent Waves in Spain!
If a complete surf break is what you’re looking for, head to Playa de Somo! This beach has all the surfing facilities and is packed full of surf shops, campsites, and bars and restaurants. You could literally spend weeks here relaxing, surfing and socializing over drinks in the evening. Oh, and did I mention the surf? Playa de Somo has consistent beach breaks with good peaks and handles up to 6 ft. With small to medium swells, these sandbanks produce waves suitable for all levels. Get your thriving surf scene here!