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Surfing in Zarautz

Enjoy the longest beach in the Spanish Basque Country

Surfing in Zarautz in Basque Country - Best Time
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The area around Zarautz has some of the best surfing not only in Spain, but in the whole of Europe. Zarautz is the longest beach in the Spanish Basque Сountry. It provides great landscapes and is considered heaven for water sports. If you are a surfer, don't miss this spot with multiple breaks to choose from. The drawback is that it is always crowded.

Surfing in Zarautz in Basque Country - Best Season

Not only does Zarautz offer a great location for professionals, it also hosts a perfect mix of waves, a lively party beach town atmosphere and loads of accommodation options set up for surfers. Many people choose a Surf Camp here with beautiful locations and the possibility to be in the water as much as possible.

Although it's possible to surf in Zarautz all year round, summer is good only for beginners, as the waves are rare and rather small. Besides, the beaches during June–August are overcrowded. Intermediate and advanced surfers will like to go surfing in Zarautz between September and May for the good swell and fewer crowds. Autumn is considered the prime season. Winter is great for professionals. Just take into account cool temperatures. In particular, January and February are the coldest months.

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