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Topic: Surf in San Sebastian

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Chris Mueser

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Surf in San Sebastian

« on: February 02 2005 15:02:00 »

Hi i found out that i am doing a exchange program in San Sebastian in the summer. Is there surf there in June? And if there is is there a surf shop to buy and rent boards?



RE: Surf in San Sebastian

« Reply #1 on: February 04 2005 11:02:00 »

hey im goin to San Sebastian this summer also for 2 weeks i would like to know if there are waves there that are ideal for surfing anyone knows anything plz tell me.


chris marsh

RE: Surf in San Sebastian

« Reply #2 on: February 04 2005 14:02:00 »

hello Sam, this is Chris Marsh, I am wondering when you are going to San Sebastian because it would not be bad to  possibly have a surfing buddy once in awhile in a new country.



RE: Surf in San Sebastian

« Reply #3 on: February 10 2005 17:02:00 »

yeah it can get good waves all summer and the surfing beach is right in the city centre. like rest of europe really in the summer you might be lucky and get good waves or it might be very small or flat. but if there is anything san sebastian gets it.
iwas there last summer and got some great waves. i may be there again this summer as its a great city.
enjoy yourselves and good luck.



surf, capoeira angola

« Reply #4 on: February 14 2005 17:02:00 »

hi my name is sunny, i am going to san sebastian soon, am now in amsterdam, have just returned from south africa, and am missing the waves in a big way, that is why i am heading to san sebastian. here in holland you can surf too. sort of. if u know about good sources of information about capoeira angola in san sebastian, accommodation, and work in environment, development, and english teaching then please let me know..! and if you are in holland in the next few weeks and want to know about the above mentioned here in holland let me know, and i am the one to ask. email Sunny



RE: Surf in San Sebastian

« Reply #5 on: February 15 2005 00:02:00 »

Hey Chris,
I was in San Sebastian last summer and there is a shop to hire boards on the surf beach (the beach starts with z, can't remember the name though). Its called Pukas... best off bringing your own board though as to hire is something like 40 euro for a day, I just remember it being very expensive. Will probably see you there as I am studying spanish there over the summer!



RE: Surf in San Sebastian

« Reply #6 on: March 08 2005 11:03:00 »

Hey Chris & Sam! I am also going to San Sebastian for the summer. I thought it would be cool to find some surfing buddies too. I will be studying at Lacunza from June 6 until July 15.



RE: Surf in San Sebastian

« Reply #7 on: March 20 2005 11:03:00 »

hi there,
i am also doing an exchange program this fall in san sebastian - does anyone know how windsurfing is like there? are there spots near the city? hows wind?
thx, nik



RE: Surf in San Sebastian

« Reply #8 on: April 07 2005 03:04:00 »

hey ppl =) i was in Biarritz last summer for 14 days - that's in france like 30min drive from san sebastian.
the surf was great, no rocks though just sand, shifting peaks, beachbrake, 1.5m. the environment is wicked and the people are real nice.
north beaches: Pais Vasco (Mundaka), Cantabria, Asturias and Galicia.
south beaches: between Portogal and Gibraltarsouth of Cadiza: Andalucia.
water temp. north: Apr(12), Jun(19), Oct(18)
water temp. south: Apr(15), Jun(20), Oct(20)
september and october are the best months to surf cause of the good waves and most important - less turists. winter's great as well.
i'm moving to san sebastian for a year in september to study there if you need anything else- don't be shy and ask =)



RE: Surf in San Sebastian

« Reply #9 on: April 08 2005 16:04:00 »

Sorry to say guys the surf there kinda sucks!  If you wanna surf around there you would have to drive to areas outside the little point san sebastian sits on.  Your best bet like someone mentioned is to go to Biarritz or hossegor in france.  Its like an hours train ride north into france.  Its one of the most beautiful drives if you get a chance to rent a car.  The main beach in the city is in a cove which is blocked by islands on the outside(which are fun to swim too!!).  So stick to the chicks and the partying and save the surfing for a day trip up to france.  The nightlife is WOW! all  freakin night.
You can always go east along the coast of spain, but those spots are much harder to find.
The sweel starts to pick up in sept. all through the winter. Summers kinda flat.
Good luck

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