Surfing holidays in Spain, particularly up in the Basque Country, offer stunning stretches of beach and some of the best surf on the continent. Wild and often totally unspoiled, these beaches near the beautiful and compelling towns of San Sebastian and Bilbao are the focal point for some truly unique surfing holidays.

Elsewhere, the islands of Fuerteventura and Tenerife are hotbeds for thousands of watersport enthusiasts from around the world, attracted by the natural playground created by the rocky sea cliffs and the flat, white-sand beaches. Wherever you go on a surfing holiday in Spain, you’re sure to end the day with new friends and a true taste of local culture.

Surfing Adventures in Spain

Surfing holidays are all about truly immersing yourself in a landscape, about taking to the water and experiencing the power of nature, harnessing it to enjoy one of the most exhilarating feelings. Skimming across the sea surface, sending salt spray into the fresh sea air as a wave propels you to shore is an experience you don’t forget.

And in Spain, surfing is more than a sport or a hobby. For many of the locals, surfing is a way of life. By dropping down to one of the many beaches near San Sebastian or getting out in the sun and spray on Tenerife or Fuerteventura, you’re not only trying out a new activity but also getting a true taste of local culture.

Not In The Guidebooks put you in touch with local instructors and surfing enthusiasts who know the beaches, the tides and the currents better than anyone, so that you can be safe in the knowledge that you’re experiencing the best surfing spots in a totally safe environment.

And at the end of your exhilarating day in the waves, it’s only right to kick back on the beach, feel the warm sand between your toes and the dried salt in your hair, as you enjoy an ice-cold beer and barbecue as the sun goes down, because when it comes to surfing, the culture extends far beyond the activity itself.

Join a Not In The Guidebooks surfing holiday to find the most beautiful beaches, the best surf and the best local instructors, and upgrade your beach holiday to experiencing an exhilarating piece of local culture.

Where to experience surfing holidays in Spain

Whether it’s the beautiful towns and magic beaches of the Basque Country, or the sun-soaked islands of Tenerife or Fuerteventura, you’re sure to find incredible surf, perfect for those looking to get up on a board for the first time, or catch some serious waves.

The locals in each of these destinations are famously friendly, and it won’t take too much searching to seek out a stunning seafood shack on the beach, or find someone ready to show you in the direction of the secret beauty spots and secluded beaches.

Wherever you go for a surfing holiday in Spain, you can be sure that you’ll create memories of unique experiences that last a lifetime.

Who are our Spanish surf holiday Guests?

People who have never set foot on a surfboard in their life, people who enjoy bodyboarding, surf beginners and people who are aiming to hone their technique and seek out the best surf spots thanks to that invaluable local knowledge, everyone is welcome on our surfing holidays in Spain.

Your instructors are experts at teaching all, from the absolute beginners to the experts, and they’ll ensure you are absolutely safe and in your comfort zone throughout your time in the water. This means you can simply relax, drink in the stunning scenery, and enjoy that unique experience of mastering the waves.

All you need to bring is energy, enthusiasm and the thirst to try something a little different. Sound like you?

Why choose Not In The Guidebooks?

We’re passionate about helping people find the most amazing experiences on their travels, through meeting local people, exploring new places, and discovering alternative activities that make holidays special. We do this by carefully selecting partners in countries around the world who are experts in their local area, sourcing interesting people who can guide you through immersive experiences.

We’ve got local partners all across Spain, from the jaw-dropping mountains of the Spanish Pyrenees, the elegant streets of Barcelona, the dreamy spires of Seville to the rugged island interiors of Fuerteventura. Choosing a Not In The Guide Books holiday in Spain means you don’t have to choose between a beach holiday or an activity-filled break, you can get the best of both worlds with a unique trip.