Spain is a border country of France with which we are familiar. From Madrid to Barcelona via Seville or Lloret del Mar, Spain is a holiday destination for a large number of French people who can not afford to fly to the other side of the world. Its culture is rich, its inhabitants heat, its delicious gastronomy and its magnificent landscapes. Surfing is the same: no need to fly far, Spain has everything we need to fill us.
We often hear that there are several Spain. And surfing is the same thing. The Spanish coast could be divided into 5 zones: Cantabria, Asturias, Galicia, the Basque Country and Andalusia. Over the landscapes, cliffs, river mouths, in the city or in a wilderness, surf spots are numerous and suitable for all levels.
So motivate your friends, rent a van and go on an adventure for an unforgettable surf trip a few hours from France! Preferably leave between June and September to enjoy the best weather and surf conditions.
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After crossing the border, you end up in the Spanish Basque Country. At about thirty minutes you will find the spot of Zarautz, a long place with multiple peaks that offers both left and right. But the most famous spot is that of Mundaka, known worldwide for the regularity of its waves. Warning, spot reserved for advanced levels.
Cantabria, located on the northern coast of Spain, is very similar to France with its cliffs and mountains. Around its capital Santander, there are about twenty surf spots rather solid. Among the best known: El Brusco who digs and forms a long tube to the beach; Somo, a beach break very popular with locals and suitable for beginners; and Oyambre, who walks at all tides and proposes several peaks with left and right.
A little further south, heading for Asturias and more particularly Rodiles beach, known for its spot located at the mouth of a river. This wave world class that runs over 150 meters and includes tubular sections is very popular with surfers. The spot is also frequented by beginners. But the 200 kilometers of coast of Asturias offer other very nice options like Salinas or Playa Espana!
At the western tip of Spain, we find Galicia and its nature coast, wild and chiselled in points and reliefs. A small paradise with the air of Brittany which deserves to be lingered either for its landscapes or for surfing. The best known spot is Pantín, considered one of the best beach breaks in Esapgne, very exposed with waves of consistent size. Other cool spots to do in the area, such as Esteiro, Valcobo, Rinlo, Nemina or Razo.
In the south of Spain, surfers will find their happiness in Andalusia. The waves are not as frequent and constant as in the north, but the spots around Cadiz are worth visiting, such as Los Lances in Tarifa, Caños de Meca in Barbate or La Fontanilla in Conil. The coast is a long beach of fine sand and the city of Cadiz is absolutely sublime: you will surf in dream conditions!
You do not need to fly to Spain, which is already taking away a large expense item from your travel budget. To get around, be aware that the bus network works extremely well. You can also opt to rent a car or a motorhome. This phenomenon is in full expansion on the French and Spanish Atlantic coast, in mimicry with the Australian roadtrip phenomenon. It is a nice alternative that allows you to discover the coast according to your desires and connect to nature. The roads are in good condition and areas have been developed for the night. For those who want a little more comfort, you will find many hostels at low prices or hotels and pensions at affordable prices. There is also the option of renting apartments on sites like Air BNB that offer a huge choice of accommodation to feel "like home"! As for meals, the prices are more or less similar to those practiced in France. While nibbling tapas, we do it however for not too expensive.