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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Latitude: 43° 22.284' N
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Located at Getxo, at the ribermouth of Bilbao. Difficult acces. On the top of a big cliff. You must park and walk 2 km descending the cliff. First there is a path, at last you must climb. Other acces by boat
DistanceTake a car
WalkGood walk (15-30 mn)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityRegional Classic
BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful
Normal lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good day lengthVery Long (300 to 500 m)
Good swell directionNorthWest
Good wind directionSouth, SouthEast, East, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at 2m-2.5m / 6ft-8ft and holds up to 5m / 16 ft and over
Best tide positionMid and high tide
Best tide movementRising tide
Very few people surf here because his dangerous and potential. But the last two years, some of the Meñakoz locals began to enjoy it.
The atmosphere here is a little bit dramatic. Big clifss, the open sea, the rocks and the massive series give your heart a electroshock. Few people surf here and over the rocks there is a word: Pain
I never surf here and i´ll never do it. But i like to stay on the top of the cliff, or go down, and feel the comming of the big North Atlantic swells.
By Anonymous , 28-09-2007
- search on youtube fo La Gelea, there are people surfing it. This is a serious wave..fair do's!
By Egiluz , 11-01-2005
Some photos - On january 7, 2005 two guys were surfing 4 metres waves. I took some photos, see them in: www.pbase.com/lagalea Enjoy it.
By Pixi , 18-08-2004
Just go there my friend - hi guys, i live in getxo i have surf it over 4m, the wave is powerfull, and can hold the big you want.on march the 15th 2003 i saw it about 8m+ and that day was a wave called la ola increible, the outer reef of la galea, i think it was over 10m.Ciao my friends, surf it in medium to full tide from 2m to 4m, and be carefull in the water is always double than it seems from the road
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