Surfing

Surf classes in Somo

Surf classes at Somo beach

Cantabria has some of the best surf on the north coast, and unsurprisingly the sport is becoming increasingly popular in the region.  There are now surf schools at all the good surf spots along the Cantabrian coast, with most also providing board, wetsuit and, increasingly, SUP hire.  Some of these are only open at weekends and in summer, others are open all year round.  For general information see the Surf Cantabria website and the post on webcams in Cantabria.

There is also an great leaflet (in English!) produced by the Federación Cantabrá de Surf and Campings de Cantabria which provides all the info you could need about surf schools (although there are many missing, more below), camps, and camp sites near the beach, Surf Camp Cantabria – Surf & Camping Travel Guide.

Here is just a selection of surf schools, many of these sites have English versions.  From West to East along the coast:

 

San Vicente de la Barquera

Escuela de Surf Costa Norte –  surf lessons, surfboard, SUP and canoe hire, surf shop and surf camp.  Promotional SUP video here.

Escuela de Surf Buena Onda –  surf lessons,  surfboard hire and surfshop.  They also have a promotional video here.

Oyambre

Oyambre Surf – surf and SUP lessons, camp and hire.

Surf Spirit – surf lessons and surf camp.

SurfnSoul –  open Easter – November, surf lessons in English and other languages.  Promotional video here.

Comillas

H2O Escuela de Surf – surf camp, surf classes and surf hostal.

Cobreces

Mobile Surf – surf classes and board and wetsuit hire.

Suances

Escuela de Surf Los Locos – long running surf school, surf and SUP classes, surfboard hire, 2 surf shops (Torrelavega and Suances) and board repair

Solar Surf – surf and bodyboard classes, surfboard hire and surf camp

Mogro

Special Surf – surf and SUP lessons, pilates and surf,  and surf camp in Rodilles in Asturias.  They also have their own youtube channel.

Liencres

Escuela de Surf Santander – Liencres –  surf & SUP classes, surf shop, kitesurf and surfboard hire, surf house, surf van and bike hire

Santander (El Sardinero)

Escuela de Surf Santander –  surf & SUP classes, surf shop, kitesurf and surfboard hire, surf house, surf van and bike hire

Black Ball – surf classes and surf shop

Escuela de Surf Sardinero – surf and SUP lessons, surf safari, surf van, surfboard hire and surf shop

Somo – promotional surf video for Ribamontán al Mar (Somo and Loredo) in English and promotional leaflet

Escuela Cantabra de Surf – claims to be Spain’s first surf school, certainly one of the pioneering surf schools in Cantabria, surf lessons available in English, also bodyboard lessons, surfboard hire, surf camps and surf shop.  They also run the Roxy Girls surf camp, and have their own youtube channel.

Escuela de Surf Sunset – surf lessons and surfboard hire

Nomad Surfers – foreign based company who run surf camps at Somo among other places

Northwind Kitesurf & SUP – kitesurfing and SUP classes and hire

Latas Surf School – offer classes and accommodation in their surf house

Loredo – promotional surf video for Ribamontán al Mar (Somo and Loredo) in English and promotional leaflet

Loredo Surf School – surf lessons, surf camp, accommodation and surfboard hire

Escuela de Surf Nel Estrada – surf classes

Escuela de Surf La Curva –  surf lessons, surf camp, accommodation, surf safari, girls only surf and culture and surf.  They have a promotional video here.

Noja

Escuela de Surf Ris –  surf lessons, surfboard hire, surf shop, surf camps and accommodation.  Promotional video here.

Santoña

Watsay – surf and SUP lessons, surfboard and SUP hire, surf shop and surf camp

Berria Surf School – surf lessons, surf camps, surfboard hire and foreign surf safari.  Promotional video here.

Laredo

Escuela de Surf Pinos Laredo – surf lessons and surfboard hire

Castro Urdiales

Banzai Surf -surf lessons, surf camp and surf shop

 

Surf Van Hire

There is also a company in Muriedas (just outside of Santander) which rent old VW campers, Surfcars.com, they speak English (they’re German).

 

Cantabria Surf Videos

There are several interesting surf videos on YouTube which are worth a look if you’re coming to surf in Cantabria.

SurfCantabriaTV – dedicated surf channel

Surf a Todo Coste – Ribamontán al Mar  – promotional surf video for the Somo and Loredo area, in English.

La Vaca Gigante Once a year, when the conditions are right, Quiksilver runs the Vaca Gigante competition, a real spectacle to watch, in English.

Roxy Girls Surf Camp Somopromotional video for the surf camp in Spanish.

SUP in San Vicente de la Barqueravideo of SUP in San Vicente de la Barquera (Costa Norte Surf School)

Amstel Cosmic Children’s Festival Held every year on Liencres beach.

The Amstel Surfari – promoting surf along the whole of the north coast.

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