About Meñakoz

World-class, highly dangerous big-wave spot. One of the most powerful regularly-surfed waves in Europe. Starts breaking properly at about 12 foot. Hazards include razor-sharp rocks, very strong rips, shifting peaks, two-wave hold-downs, broken boards and broken bones.

The locals won't tolerate people inexperienced in big waves. No tow-ins here either. Picturesque amphitheatre-like setting, ideal for watching the surf. Parking at top of hill. No facilities on the beach, but close to Sopelana where there are shops and a campsite.

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Stormrider Guide for Meñakoz
  • Mid to High Tide Mid to High Tide
  • Right-hand break over submerged reef Right-hand break over submerged reef
  • Uneven Reef Uneven Reef
  • W - N W - N
  • Southerly Southerly
  • 25 6 Swell Range 6 - 25ft

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