If were talking about strong and powerful waves we have to mention El Quemao as it’s definitely the first wave that comes into mind. This right pointer, offers a reef break and is located in the North of the island in front of the famous harbor of La Santa. It’s a surfing site renowned for its powerful waves that are up to 3 meters high and have perfect half-pipes that are known all around the world, these only compared to the mythical half pipe of Hawaii. This is one of the islands most dangerous waves and only for those advanced and high level surfers. The bottom is made up by volcanic rock with very sharp edges. The tubes that the wave creates are very quick and quite deep, this particularly being the case when there is a strong swell from the north.
It’s situated in Las Palmas of Gran Canaria where the tides are predominantly medium/high and the wind comes from the south-east. This wave is known as one of the best right hand breaks in the world. This is a challenge for the most experienced surfers. Its located on a sea bed formed from lava and above the surface its rests on a beautiful white beach that contrasts with the black rocks offering a spectacular view, and as such each year the qualifying World Surfing Championships take place here.
This beach is situated in Vizcaya, and is considered one of the best left handers in all of Spain and is well known worldwide. This wave is characterized for being tubular in shape with two meters of high and 400 meters of length with a strong swell form the northeast. When the waves exceed the two meters in height it becomes a dangerous please only suitable for the most experienced of surfers. It counts with a beautiful fishing port and a natural reserve of incalculable value.
Huge waves located over a rocky bottom in the area of Meñakoz. A right hander with a reef-break that’s well known all of Spain for its power and strength. Huge prairies and cliff give this place a unique look and a special charm in terms of surfing and hiking.
In this surfing spot of La Coruña, around 20 km from Ferrol, we can find a right hander beach-break that is very close to the cliff but not very aggressive. The sea bed is mainly sand and the waves can go in either direction. Due to the different waves that develop in this beautiful setting, it is suitable for all levels of surf. Many foreign surfers visit this beach, and the Pantin Surf Classic championship takes place here each year.
In the area of Santoña you will be able to find a wave that breaks practically on the beach itself and offers great half-pipes and barrels that are long and fast. These waves are perfect if the swell is coming in from the northeast and the wind coming from the south.
Located in the area of Tarifa, this is the most well-known area in the south of Spain, both at national level and international. The waves are fast and barrel-like and offer a great surfing experience and are at their best when the wind blows from the East. These waves can reach 3 meters in height.
These are the best spots where you can find the best waves in Spain, according to us.
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