Spain's Top 5 Waves
We take a look at some of Spain's best surf spots, the big 5 on the northern coast...
1. Mundaka, Basque country
The most famous and for good reason. On its day it is like a wave fun park, producing barrel after barrel of consistent waves. A rivermouth wave that holds up to 12 feet of swell.
2. Isla de Santa Maria, Cantabria
Wilder than Mundaka, the wave breaks between the uninhabited island and the main land. Big rewarding 12 feet barrels for those brave enough. Close to Santander and the surf towns Somo , which has a great long beach perfect for beginners and intermediates.
3. Menakoz, Basque country
A big narly wave that breaks onto sharp rocks. Famous for its huge vertical drops. Close to Sopalena, another good surf town for beginners and intermediates who want to skip the big wave!.
4. Roka Puta, Basque country
A big wave right hander in the heart of the Basque country. Close to Spain's most famous surf town Zarautz .
5. El Brusco, Cantabria
Photo: Ivan San Jose
One of Spain's best beach breaks. Similar to Portugal's Supertubos but handles a little less size. Close to the summer surf town of Noja . The wave produces excellent barrels and is a great place to hone your skills.