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Cantabria has some of the best surf on the north coast, with the different beaches complimenting each other in different conditions. As an increasingly popular sport, there are now surf schools and many beaches in Cantabria, usually also providing board and wetsuit hire too. 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 for webcams see the section in the Travel Guide. Magic Seaweed has surf reports, forecasts and photos split into Cantabria West and Cantabria East. Here is just a selecion of surf schools, many of these sites have English versions. For West to East along the coast:
San Vicente de la Barquera
Surf Spirit - also surfcamp.
Escuela de Surf Los Locos - another long running surf school, also SUP classes, surfhire and surfshop
Solar Surf -also Bodyboard classes and surfhire
Escuela de Surf Santander - also surfshop, kitesurf, surfhire, surfhouse hire, surfvan hire, bike hire and more
Special Surf - also surfcamp in Asturias
Black Ball - not a great website, but they do also do classes at the Sardinero beach
Escuela de Surf Sardinero -also surfsafari, surfhire and surfshop
Escuela Cantabra de Surf - claims to be Spain's first surf school, classes available in English, also Bodyboard classes, surfhire, surfcamp and surfshop. They also run the Roxy Girls surfcamp, and have their own youtube channel.
Escuela de Surf Sunset - also SUP classes
Nomad Surfers - foreign based company who run surfcamps at Somo amongst other places
Loredo Surf School - also surfhire
Escuela de Surf La Curva - also surfcamp, surfsafari, girls only surf and English and surf
Escuela de Surf Ris - also surfhire and surfshop. Promotional video here.
Watsay - surfshop and surfcamp
Escuela de Surf Pinos Laredo - also surfhire and surfsafari
Banzai Surf - mainly surfshop, also classes
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 Somo - promotional video for the surf camp in Spanish.
SUP in San Vicente de la Barquera - video 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.