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surfing, accommodation and board hire north of spain?« on: March 15 2009 07:03:00 »
Hi guys me and two mates are heading to barcelona july 22nd this year and then we are planning to head to north spain to surf. we are all intermediate surfers and have around 8 days to surf as many beach breaks as we can...has anyone got suggestions of beaches we should definately visit? how easy is transport between beaches? we will be camping so if anyone knows of any good campsites close to beaches then we are all ears and does anyone know of where we can get cheap board hire?..and if we are going in july then will we need wetsuits or is it fairly warm?
thanks and hopefully i'll get some advice soon.
RE: surfing, accommodation and board hire north of spain?« Reply #1 on: March 17 2009 22:03:00 »
My name is Rodrigo and I´ve been living in northern Spain for a year. If you and your mates have around 8 days to explore surfing areas in Basque Country, I would recomend you to rent a car (and a region GPS) and drive/stop/surf/enjoy the region between Sopelana (Bilbao region, Spain) and Hossegor (France). It´s about 400 Km full of great beaches, accomodation, etc...
Due to the intermediate level you´ve mentioned, you would rather enjoy beachbreaks than pointbreaks. You must know Hossegor and Biarritz beaches, in France, and San Sebastian, Zarautz, Bakio and Sopelana, in Spain. In July you´ll get some fairly warm water but short wetsuit would be much better, just in case.
I´m sure you´ll find everything you need in one of this surfing sites that provides you maps, tips, directions, surf camps, etc...
Have a safe trip and enjoy it.
RE: surfing, accommodation and board hire north of spain?« Reply #2 on: June 03 2009 01:06:00 »
thank you very much for your help! Its not long now till we arrive in spain. Hiring a car is a good idea but I am not sure if I am allowed to drive in Spain since I only have an aussie drivers licence? Also does anyone recommend a company to hire a car from? And does anyone know of some good camping spots...cheap?
RE: surfing, accommodation and board hire north of spain?« Reply #3 on: June 03 2009 06:06:00 »
Zarautz has a good camping 5 minutes walk to the beach. the town is nice, and the beach is long like 2km and easy waves, but the hire is very expensive( like 25e a day)
RE: surfing, accommodation and board hire north of spain?« Reply #4 on: June 23 2009 12:06:00 »
I drive in Spain on a NZ license so you should be sweet. The best deal I found was through Sixt Car Rental. You can usually get some good deals through a sites like travelsupermarket.com but google budget car rental in Spain and you'll get a whole bunch of comparison sites..... good luck! Remember July/August is peak season though:)
I'm in Barcelona at the beginning of August! Should be good!
RE: surfing, accommodation and board hire north of spain?« Reply #5 on: March 08 2010 06:03:810 »
The town of Somo in Santander near North Spain is fantastic for surfing. Somo beach is a 4 mile stretch of sandy beach. I used the Escuela Cantabra de Surf a couple of years ago and it was great. You can rent boards and wetsuits and the like - which you will need all through the year - the water is cold! I still remember the posada where we stayed (B&B) - Posada Mies de Villa just up the hill from Somo beach. It's run by an English family and is pretty, cheap and friendly. Let me know if you enjoy Somo!
RE: surfing, accommodation and board hire north of spain?« Reply #6 on: March 08 2010 06:03:217 »
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