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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Islares

Spain, Cantabria

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Precision: Aproximadamente

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Latitude: 43° 24.26' N
Longitude: 3° 18.879' W

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On the A8 from Bilbao, take the turnoff to the right marked "Islares". Turn right and park in the dirt parking lot. You'll see other vans there on weekends, mostly day surfers from Bilbao.

English (Translate this text in English): On the A8 from Bilbao, take the turnoff to the right marked "Islares". Turn right and park in the dirt parking lot. You'll see other vans there on weekends, mostly day surfers from Bilbao.

English (Translate this text in English): On the A8 from Bilbao, take the turnoff to the right marked "Islares". Turn right and park in the dirt parking lot. You'll see other vans there on weekends, mostly day surfers from Bilbao.

English (Translate this text in English): On the A8 from Bilbao, take the turnoff to the right marked "Islares". Turn right and park in the dirt parking lot. You'll see other vans there on weekends, mostly day surfers from Bilbao.

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Arenillas

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceBeginners wave

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerOrdinary, Fun

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthShort (< 50m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorth, NorthEast

Good wind directionSouthWest, South, SouthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 1m+ / 3ft+

Best tide positionLow and mid tide

Best tide movementRising tide

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdCrowded

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 Additional Information

Once you've parked your car and suited up, walk straight toward the rock overhang where the break is. There are some stairs that lead into the water, jump off and the current will take you straight to the middle of the lineup.

English (Translate this text in English): Once you've parked your car and suited up, walk straight toward the rock overhang where the break is. There are some stairs that lead into the water, jump off and the current will take you straight to the middle of the lineup.

English (Translate this text in English): Once you've parked your car and suited up, walk straight toward the rock overhang where the break is. There are some stairs that lead into the water, jump off and the current will take you straight to the middle of the lineup.

English (Translate this text in English): Once you've parked your car and suited up, walk straight toward the rock overhang where the break is. There are some stairs that lead into the water, jump off and the current will take you straight to the middle of the lineup.

Atmosphere

Good option when everywhere else is too messy/windy. Powerless, but fun.

English (Translate this text in English): Good option when everywhere else is too messy/windy. Powerless, but fun.

English (Translate this text in English): Good option when everywhere else is too messy/windy. Powerless, but fun.

English (Translate this text in English): Good option when everywhere else is too messy/windy. Powerless, but fun.

General

Gets a little too crowded on weekends, considering the quality of the wave.

English (Translate this text in English): Gets a little too crowded on weekends, considering the quality of the wave.

English (Translate this text in English): Gets a little too crowded on weekends, considering the quality of the wave.

English (Translate this text in English): Gets a little too crowded on weekends, considering the quality of the wave.

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