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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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 Sopelana

Spain, Pais Vasco

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 43° 23.353' N
Longitude: 2° 59.687' W

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 Access

There´s a parking near the beach.

English (Translate this text in English): There´s a parking near the beach.

English (Translate this text in English): There´s a parking near the beach.

English (Translate this text in English): There´s a parking near the beach.

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

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Public access?Public access

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 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy with rock

PowerHollow, Fun

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

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

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdCrowded

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 Additional Information

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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

Atmosphere

Good alternative when Mundaka is overcrowded.

English (Translate this text in English): Good alternative when Mundaka is overcrowded.

English (Translate this text in English): Good alternative when Mundaka is overcrowded.

English (Translate this text in English): Good alternative when Mundaka is overcrowded.

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 Last surf sessions

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Sopelana
By SurfRW
Aug 30, 2011
Best Sopelana Surf Session - One of my bigger sessions at Sopelana.
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Sopelana
By Rod TuTu
Feb 20, 2009
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Feb 19, 2009
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Feb 3, 2009
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Feb 2, 2009
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Trip: Europe 2008
By Rod TuTu
From May 14, 2008 to Nov 14, 2008

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Trip: Euskadi Prima '08
By raidako
From Mar 31, 2008 to Apr 5, 2008
Get back on my feet, get in the water, have fun.
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Trip: Spain / France 2007
By Rod TuTu
From May 23, 2007 to Nov 6, 2007

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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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