Along the North coast of Spain towards the Bay
of Biscay, you will find many places to surf. I was visiting the area
during a September trip. The weather was pleasant, however you must
expect some rain in this area. Also the nights start to get chilly.
I was staying 3 weeks in the area
called Oyambre. There is a camping site named La
Playa, part of it
with direct access to the beach. You can sit outside your tent and check
There are 2 more camping nearby, but
then you need your car to go to the beach.
Most of the days started with
windless mornings. Then during the afternoon you would get a North East
wind, which often destroyed the surfing on this beach. You could then
drive to an other beach towards San Vicente, some 5 Km. away and find
shelter from the wind there.
Often mobile homes
and vans were hanging out at the beach parking. That seem to work for a
while, until somebody got the idea to use the facilities from the
camping without asking.
At San Vicente there is a camping site as well.
Shops just across the road.
Walking distance from the bech. Besides there is more
town. Problem is the town is at he other side of the river, say half
Mid way on the beach by San Vicente, there is a quiet parking. Here you
often saw surfers parked.
An other place I went,
was Loredo beach in the
bay of Santander. There is a place called
Laredo as well further down the coast. Don't mix up the places, as I
Anyway. There is a
parking near the beach. I saw some vans here that looked as if they
stayed the night as well. Month was September
Just next to the
parking there is a camping. Walking distance from beach.
The waves are les in this area in
front of the camping, and you are protected from North East winds.
perfect spot for a learner. However expect crowds during July August. In
September it was actually very pleasant , only few people.
A surf school is
operating from the camp site. It looked as if you could rent everything.
Tents, boards, wet suits, even if you wanted just to surf by yourself.
The camp site has cabins as well for rent. Try to contact the
camping for info. http://www.campingderbyloredo.com/
The camping is open all year. 2 or 3 schools are operating in this area.
Another beach in
this bay is Somo beach. From here there is a ferry across to Santander.
Cantabria is the best place I have been so far. Waves every day. At
least during September, while I was there. Protected beaches for the
learner. Many camping sites.
In 2009, in the beginning of April I placed my caravan at La
Playa camping in Oyambre. Then I visited during my vacations as much as
I could. I liked the month May through to end of September most.
September being the best month of them all. Water is still warm, and the
vacation rush is over.
In October 2010 I moved on to
Sagres in Portugal.