Green Spain has plenty of blue to it. Bathed by the waters of the Cantabrian Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, totalling almost 2,500 km of coastline, beaches, coves, cliffs and mountains that plunge down to the waves. Did you know that it was on these northern beaches that Spain’s first surfers took to the water, intrigued by this new sport which was already taking off in France?

A tradition that can be seen in villages and cities that have been suffused with surfing culture for half a century now. World famous waves await, unique spots, breakers for all levels, and an extensive array of professional surfing services. Welcome to Green (and surfing) Spain.


The Basque Country, Cantabria, Asturias and Galicia feature fifty or more spots to practise, learn or watch surfing at its finest. Hundreds of kilometres of coast with every type of beach (urban, wild, on the open sea or estuaries…), with swell all year round, waves of outstanding quality, and a huge variety of sizes and breaks.

Green Spain complements the natural qualities of its coastline and excellent waves with a first-class tourist offering: surfing schools to learn or improve your technique; specialist accommodation; board and equipment manufacturers; some of the finest cuisine in Europe. Welcome to the coast where you can surf such globally renowned spots as Mundaka; giant waves like those of O Portiño in Galicia; barrel along vast beaches such as Oyambre in Cantabria, or the urban strand of Gijón, in Asturias.

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