Surf and unwind in one of our surf camps in Spain in the regions of Galicia and Cantabria. These Spanish regions are part of “green Spain”. In the months of June, July and August it hardly ever rains. The summer months are therefore an ideal travel time. But the months before and after are also tempting with pleasant temperatures and, of course, with fewer travelers outside of the main season.
Air & water temperature
The air temperature is influenced by the Atlantic, so winters are not very cold and summers are not too hot. Then you can assume around 30°C, while it can sometimes be 10°C cool in the winter months. On average, the water temperature is about 20°C.
Even with relatively warm water temperatures, it is advisable to wear a wetsuit, because the difference between water and body temperature is definitely not insignificant and can easily lead to cooling down during longer surfing sessions. Basically, it is recommended to wear a wetsuit with a thickness of 4/3 mm, 3/2 mm or a shorty on hot days. The wetsuit is included in our surf courses.
Northern Spain with its mixture of fascinating landscape and lonely surf spots is an insider tip among surfers. On the rugged coast, with its numerous small bays, there is a place to surf for beginners as well as for advanced surfers in almost all wave conditions. The coasts in Spain offer excellent conditions for surfing all year round. Some great surf spots are in the north around Zarautz and Galicia. Most surf spots in these regions are beach breaks, but there are also reef breaks. Some of the best waves are in September, so it's worth heading to one of our surf camps in Spain in the fall.
The best surf spots around our surf camps in Spain:
A very consistent, high quality beach break! Zarautz doesn't need a lot of swell to run. The long beach break has several peaks where surfers cavort and provides waves for all surfing levels.
Playa de Somo
A long sandy beach is Playa de Somo, which is sheltered in a large bay near the city of Santander. The waves have a lot of potential for good surf sessions and attract not only beginners but also advanced surfers. This beach break runs at any tide and produces nice right and left waves on north and northwest swell.
Between the village of Cuchia and the Ria de Sudances lies Caballos. This very beautiful and quiet beach is located below a steep cliff. The very powerful, left-breaking wave runs over rocky ground (reef break) and offers top waves for advanced surfers. Northwest swell creates reef-rocky waves to the left and right.
Los Locos is located near Torrelavega and is one of the best beach breaks in Europe. With north-east swell you have good conditions here to catch right and left waves. The surf spot runs at all tides and is also ideal for beginners.
Playa de Sonabia
With strong west to north-west winds, Playa de Oriñon, which lies in a small bay between Loredo and Castro-Urdiales, also offers left and right waves. The beach break is a good option when the swell is too big. The best time to get in the water is at mid-tide.
One of the most famous surf spots in northern Spain is Pantin, a very good and constant beach break with various peaks. In summer you will always find surfable waves for both beginners and advanced surfers. This beach break produces left and right waves at all tides. Once a year, the "Pantin Classics", a well-known surfing contest, take place here.
Playa de Frouxeira
The Playa de Frouxeira in the Bay of Valdoviño has a 4 km long sandy beach with very nice left and right waves for surfing. This beach break is not only popular with surfers but also with windsurfers. Due to its location to the north and northwest, this surf spot always gets a lot of swell and runs optimally at all tides.
Campelo, a crescent-shaped bay protected by rocks, often offers very clean left and right waves for surfing due to its sheltered location. This beach break is ideal for beginners and intermediate surfers and runs on all tides.
One of the most beautiful beaches in Galicia is Doniños, also called Outeiro, near Ferroll and Coruña. This beach break has constant left and right waves, attracting both beginners and advanced surfers. The best wave conditions are Northwest, West and Southwest swell, which can be surfed at any tide.
As an EU citizen, you can enter with your ID
As a German citizen, you need a passport or identity card to enter Spain. These must not have expired for more than one year (does not apply to temporary ID documents). The requirements of individual airlines often differ from those of the state and must therefore be obtained from the airline itself. *Information without guarantee. Current information can be found on the website of the Federal Foreign Office.
Airports in northern Spain are Bilbao and Santander. In northwestern Galicia, Santiago de Compostela, Vigo, La Coruña and Porto (in Portugal) are good options.
Here are a few tips to ensure that your surfing holiday in Spain with Puresurfcamps is a complete success:
Zarautz is famous among surfers as a Spanish hot surf spot, as the conditions here are ideal for surfing. In addition to two very nice campsites in the east of the city, Zarautz offers a great nightlife, as well as several surf schools, surf camps and surf shops. The most famous resident of the surf scene in Zarautz is Aritz Aranburu, formerly one of the top 45 surfers in the world. Aritz Aranburu learned to surf in Zarautz.
A tip is definitely to visit the city of Santander - an insider tip for everyone who wants to get to know the real Spain. The wide beautiful sandy beaches, some of which offer good surfing sessions, and the attractive cultural program in summer make Santander a popular holiday destination for surfers. In the city you can not only surf extensively, but also experience a lot of nightlife with great parties. In Plaza de Cañadío and Calle Río de la Pila there are numerous bars and pubs that are filled until the wee hours. Don't show up there before 2 or 3 am, though, as most parties start at home with a little warm-up.
If you are a surfer, you should also visit Galicia, which has always fascinated surfers. Galicia, in the north-east, is characterized by deserted beaches, beautiful landscapes and constant wave conditions. So if you like to be alone with your friends in the water, you will always find a place to surf in Galicia. In the north of Galicia, the fantastic and untouched coast of the Atlantic Ocean offers the best conditions for surfing. The landscape by the sea is characterized by alternating cliffs and fine sandy beaches. Inland, you will find untouched forests in flat mountain ranges. For anyone interested in nature, world-class surf spots, uncrowded line-ups, culture and history, Galicia is an absolute must!
In Spain, men and women do not greet each other with a handshake, but with kisses left and right. Therefore, do not regard it as intrusive, but as a common greeting.
Spaniards tend to be morning grouches, but after their siesta they wake up late into the night. It can sometimes happen that it gets louder at night. But anyone who complains gets little understanding. Therefore, you should come to terms with it and just take part.
The Spanish people eat much later than us northern Europeans. Afternoon lunch is around 2 p.m. and dinner from 10 p.m., you should consider these times to get space and hot dishes in a restaurant.
Many Spaniards smoke and do not allow themselves to be banned, which is why there are no smoke-free zones in many bars, restaurants, pubs and nightclubs. If you value it, it's better to ask beforehand.
And by the way, if you're caught peeing in the wild, you can expect a fine of up to 400 euros.
Spain's Atlantic Coast
Spain means letting yourself be carried away by music, food and joie de vivre! In addition to siestas and fiestas, the country offers unique opportunities for surfing! Since the 1960s, surfers from all over the world have been drawn to the country with its pulsating warmth and pleasant climate. Above all, northern Europeans, with their dull, gray homeland, use Spain as a holiday Eldorado. Spain has had a major influence on the world: with its once proud and immeasurably rich empire, its Conquistadores, as well as the art of Goya, Picasso and Dalí, Cervantes' "Don Quijote" and the stories of Hemingway. All of this has made the country a magnet for people in search of sunshine, culture and surfing. Among our worldwide surf camps, Spain, which can be reached relatively quickly, is definitely worth a trip
Learn to surf in Spain
Spain has become a popular surfing area in Europe, especially in recent years. The almost 1000 km long northern coast of Spain extends from Galicia via Santander and Bilbao to San Sebastian on the border with France. It still offers the opportunity to find remote, empty spots that are also beautifully embedded in the wild, rugged nature of the Costa Verde.
In the surf courses, the teaching methodology adapts to your ability so that you can improve your surfing skills and have fun at the same time. The experienced surf instructors are FES (Federacion Espagnola de Surf) certified and they will teach you everything you need to know about currents, tides, waves, safety in the water, and much more in theoretical lessons in addition to practice. at.
Secret spots and empty line ups in Spain
Surf Camp Oyambre
Glamping at Surf Camp Oyambre
Surf Camp Oyambre is located in a natural park in Cantabria, in northern Spain. The campsite is located in a beautiful natural landscape of valleys, mountains, rivers, cliffs, forests and green fields.
The surf camp Oyambre is only a 10-minute walk from the beach, has its own yoga deck with a view of the mountains, cozy chill-out areas with hammocks and an open-air cinema under the starry sky.
The local beach "Playa de Oyambre" faces north-west and is known for its good surfing conditions in summer. The sandy beach caters to every level of surfer: both beginners and advanced surfers will get their money's worth here! As a solo traveller, with friends or with the whole family - at Surfcamp Oyambre everyone can enjoy a relaxed surfing holiday with lots of nature and relaxed vibes.
Accommodation is in comfortable round tents with mattresses, blankets and pillows. In addition to a trip to Bilbao, other camp activities such as yoga, SUP, basketball, football and slackline are offered.
Surf House Galizien
The Surf House Galicia with garden and pool
The Surf House Galicia impresses not only with its direct proximity to the beach, but also with its breathtaking landscape, top surf spots and comfortable accommodation.
More informations about the Surf House Galizien!
Here you can expect empty line-ups for unforgettable surf sessions, pool and terrace with sea views, comfortable rooms, a family atmosphere and common areas to chill. The Surfhouse Galicia is in a prime location in the middle of untouched nature and seven beaches within walking distance.
With its huge garden, private woodland and hammocks, the cozy surf house is the ideal place for a relaxing surf holiday. The miles of sandy beaches and small bays offer ideal conditions for learning to surf, as well as surf spots for all levels in the immediate vicinity.
With the mountain range behind and the Atlantic coast at your feet, the Surfhouse is the ideal starting point for hikes with fantastic panoramic views, bike tours and surf trips. In addition to rental bikes, there are yoga classes, volleyball, football and much more. The large living room, the communal kitchen and the cozy garden with BBQ are available for relaxing evenings.
Surf Camp Zarautz
Top surfing conditions in the spanish Basque Country
The Surf Camp Zarautz awaits you with all comforts in the immediate vicinity of the beach! With a mini ramp, bar, restaurant, shop and free skateboards and longboards. It is only 500 meters to the sea.
On the Basque coast near San Sebastián you can expect top surfing conditions, surf courses for all levels and various camp activities.
Zarautz is one of the hot spots for surfing and with a surfing holiday in our Pure Surfcamp Zarautz you can fully enjoy the Spanish surfer vibe here. Surfcamp Zarautz offers the best of both worlds: a relaxed camp in green surroundings and it's only a five-minute walk from the sea. At the same time you can also stroll into the center of Zarautz and through numerous shops, tapas bars, cafés and restaurants.
The surf camp has its own bar, a kitchen and dining tent, chill-out areas, hammocks and a mini ramp. Half board is always included in the price. In the morning there is a rich breakfast buffet and in the evening a balanced dinner. The grill is also fired up once a week. Accommodation at Surfcamp Zarautz is in large deluxe sheddies, standard sheddies or cozy tents.
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