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Surf Santander« on: September 22 2005 16:09:00 »
I'm somewhat of a beginning/intermediate surfer and i'm going to be in Santander on a exchange program in july. I've heard the waves are better in the winter but i just wanna surf. I figured i'd try and find a good second-hand board there, and from what i understand I could survive in boardshorts and a lycra, but i might take a 3/2 suit just in case. I'm wondering if anyone knows about any good surf spots that might not be too crowded and any good surf shops. I don't know what kind of transportation i'd have, probably nothing, so anything within walking or paddling distance of the city would be ideal.
P.S. For a board i was thinking about like a 7'2+ hybrid. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, i'm kind of a novice.
RE: Surf Santander« Reply #1 on: October 11 2005 10:10:00 »
You better get your self a full wetsuit because it can get cold in the water in the winter. In the town center there are surfshops-Surf 33- and there are others around but best to ask directions to them-Full and Gas-is another. If you have a car it would be better becaue you could go to Liencres 10kms from Santander or across to Somo-more forgiving wave. Plenty of places to surf all within a 35min drive from Santander. If you do not have a car then you will have to go to the main beach 10 min walk from the University. There are waves to be had there in the winter but not everyday. I think that 2nd hand boards are cheaper in the UK so that might be an option.Ps you could get the ferry across to Somo if you wanted.
Anyway have fun and learn Spanish. Do not be to much of a Guri.
RE: Surf Santander« Reply #2 on: December 09 2005 19:12:00 »
If you surf in Scotland this time of year. Santander will be tropical in comparison.
RE: Surf Santander« Reply #3 on: December 29 2005 17:12:00 »
The Rock has pretty well summed it up - you will need a shortie july-September and a 3 x 2 the rest of the time. The main break at Santander is fairly consistent from September onwards but if you are there in July it won't break very often. That time of year you need a car to get to Liencres and los Locos, which break a lot more in the summer. You will also enjoy Playa de Meron (get a Stormrider guide to Europe). If you get the ferry from Plymouth to Santander it is pretty easy to get a car over there and parking is free in the streets but in summer can be difficult to find a space. Any other questions - happy to answer.
RE: Surf Santander« Reply #4 on: January 19 2006 16:01:00 »
La Provincia de Cantabria has the best waves. I was there this last November 2005, I fell in love with the area. trully a surfing paradise. I understand it is one of the best kept secrets surfing. There are numerous beaches where there are very few people in the water. You can surf nude if you want. It seems like every town in Cantabria has a Surfboard Shop.
The public transportation is great. The busses are large and I am sure you can bring your surfboard on board. The buses left atleast once an hour to any other beach in the area. There are many surfing beaches.
RE: Surf Santander« Reply #5 on: June 06 2006 16:06:00 »
Good to hear that it is a surfing paradise.
I'm going to be there during both begining weeks of august.
any good plan for accomodation near Santander ?
I'm looking for a villa or an apartment for 6 people
RE: Surf Santander« Reply #7 on: September 24 2006 16:09:00 »
hi guys,i've just returned from there and the surf was pretty good.anything from 2ft to 4ft clean with bigger sets coming through,surfed in boardies and rash vest as water was still really warm and averagred 27 degrees so beach weather still happening.somo had a great beach break and langre and ajo for some reef.have fun
RE: Surf Santander« Reply #8 on: October 09 2006 03:10:00 »
returned from snatander a week ago, and surfed at somo, a small town just a ferry ride away from santander(costs 2 euro), somo has great beach breaks, and the locals are really cool,waves were about 4-6 feet with bigger sets towards the end of the day, accomodation is pretty easy to find, ask at the surf shop right by the beach(escuela cantabria de surf).
RE: Surf Santander« Reply #9 on: June 05 2007 06:06:00 »
i'm actually gonna be in Santander from Sept until July/August
is there any word on finding cheap housing over there? and if so, any possibility of finding cheap housing near the surf? i'd rather live near a good surf spot than the school. i could always catch a bus to school...