The 7 Best Surf Spots in Spain

Surfing in Zarautz, Spain © Flickr/VaqueroFrancis
Surfing in Zarautz, Spain © Flickr/VaqueroFrancis
Photo of Clare Speak
Writer23 October 2017

Spain is one of the most popular surf destinations in Europe thanks to its incredible coastlines with world-class waves, suitable for all levels. Here’s our guide to the very best surf spots in the country, in no particular order.

Mundaka

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Surfing at Mundaka, Spain. | © Flickr/Iker Merodio

Mundaka

Arguably Spain’s most famous surf spot is Mundaka. Those in the know say the natural conditions on this scenic stretch of Basque country coastline create perfect waves of up to 12 feet, which are not only extremely enjoyable for experienced surfers but suitable for intermediate surfers, too.

Mundaka, Biscay, Spain

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Surfing at Mundaka, Spain. © Flickr/Iker Merodio

Razo

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Razo

This long, open stretch of beach looks like paradise, and it’s also where you’ll find some of the most perfect waves in Spain. It’s a quiet spot and has consistently good – but not huge – waves, making it one of the best places in Spain for learning to surf or practising your technique. It’s an unbeatable surf holiday spot, with campsites and surf schools nearby.

Playa de Razo, Rúa Paseo Arenal, Carballo, A Coruña, Spain

Meñakoz

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Meñakoz | © Flickr/Surf30

Meñakoz

This infamous extreme surf spot has long been known among Europe’s top surfers, but it’s now getting more popular. Locals have little time for inexperienced surfers taking their chances here as the dangers – sharp rocks, strong currents and a high potential for broken boards, and even bones – is just too high. Expert surfers will love the challenge, with powerful waves reaching up to 18 feet.

Meñakoz Bidea, Sopela, Bizkaia, Spain

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Meñakoz © Flickr/Surf30