Thanks to nearly 1000 miles of coastline directly facing the endless swell of the Atlantic or the warm, crystal clear Mediterranean, Spain is an absolute treasure trove of beaches that make the ideal setting for a surfing holiday.
The only question is, where do you actually find the very best surfing beaches in Spain? With so many to choose from, and many of them lying a little off the beaten track , it either takes a locals knowledge to find the best surf spots in Spain, or this handy little blog here.
You really couldn’t start any article detailing the top surfing beaches in Spain without immediately mentioning what is generally considered to be the country’s surf capital, Mundaka.
Located on the northern coast of the Basque country, the region just off the coast of a quaint fishing village enjoys uninterrupted swells that start in the midst of the Atlantic and come rolling their way to shore through the Bay of Biscay to create some of the best surfing conditions in Europe.
And whilst it’s not necessarily a ‘beach’, it’s a combination of currents, sandbars and stunning scenery that acts as a draw for surfing enthusiasts all over the world – the ideal location for a Spanish surfing holiday.
Away from the mainland and a lot further south, Corralejo is a vibrant town on the coast of Fuerteventura, offering up one of the most naturally ideal spots to surf that you could possibly ask for.
400m bays protected by reefs at either end, consistent winds and aquamarine waters make this a surfer’s paradise and the ideal place for either learning to catch the waves for the first time, or for experienced surfers to hone their skills in a thriving community.
It’s location in the Canary Islands mean the area has stunning weather all year round, and if you want to try your hand at windsurfing, kitesurfing, and more. Discover your next surf camp in Fuerteventura here.