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

Escuela de Surf Costa Norte -  also surfhire, SUP and canoe hire, surfshop and surfcamp.  Promotional SUP video here.

Escuela de Surf Buena Onda -  also surfshop, surfhire and surfshop.  They also have a promotional video here.


Surf Spirit - also surfcamp.

SurfnSoul -  open March - November, classes in English and other languages.  Promotional video here.


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

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

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

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

Berria Surf School - surfcamp, surfhire and foreign surfsafari.  Promotional video here.


Escuela de Surf Pinos Laredo -  also surfhire and surfsafari

Castro Urdiales

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.