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Latitude: 43° 23.353' N
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There´s a parking near the beach.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityRegional Classic
DirectionRight and left
BottomSandy with rock
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionNorth, NorthWest
Good wind directionSouthWest, South, SouthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week crowdFew surfers
spent a month at el salvaje and sopelana last summer; its the best ... you can sleep in the car on the parking lot thats located right at the beach. the cops wont bother you. the locals are really cool,made some new friends there. The water's clean, waves are fun to surf, they get pretty big at times actually.check out the fiesta, a huge party in Bilbao that lasts one week.every year in augustseptember.prettiest girls ever...well go and find out yourself its definetely worth it.
Good alternative when Mundaka is overcrowded.
By Brendan , 24-05-2007
Places to stay in Sopelana - A few friends and I are travelling to Sopelana during the middle of July. I was wondering if anyone could give me some names of places to stay. I'm looking at the more budget end of the price range.Thanks
By Kharl , 15-05-2007
Anyone know of a good place to stay in Sopelana ? - Hi a few of us are travelling to Sopelana on saturday and we are trying to find a place to stay can anyone recomend a nice place.
By Freesurfermanu@web.de , 19-10-2006
Aupa. Viva el Pais Vasco!!!! - I'm surfing Sope and La Salvaje a few times every year.Nice area with really cool bars at the right side of the beach at Sopelana. You can stay a few days with a caravan at the parking and even put your tent on the grass next to you're car. The police won't say anything if you don't leave waste or destroy anything. Cool people but there are a few stupid locals. Once a local wanted to fight me and paddled behind me through the whole line up and he said I have to go out of the water. Keep cool and show respect, there are a lot of cool and friendly surfers. A few Locals just have big mouth but won't fight you. Have a lot of local friends there. They are real good and friendly people. There are a two surf schools at the beach. When it's on, there're good waves with nice tubes, but even crowded. Perfect Base to spent a few days. Lots of good surf spots around for Beginners and Pros->like Menakoz, La Salvaje and less than half an hour to Bakio and Mundaka. 15 Minutes to Bilbao, good Parties.If Sope and La Salvaje is to big, go to Ereaga for smaller waves. Or go to Mundaka and Menakoz to ride a big, big wave. If there's a big swell, there are a lot of spots that normal do not work and you will find waves with only a few surfers in there. Just need big Cojones.Enjoy it!!!!Questions??? Contact me
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