About Zarautz

A consistent beach break that's always busy, for good reason. The long beach has numerous quality peaks along its length, working through the tides, in even the smallest swells. It's a highly competitive spot, with a strong local crew and a super high standard of surfing.

Source: Zarautz Surf Guide

Ability Level

All Abilities

Beg Int Adv

Good for all when small.

Local Vibe

Doable

Welcoming Intimidating

Highly competitive with a very high standard.

Crowd Factor

Heavy

Mellow Heavy

One of the region's most popular spots, its always super busy.

Spot Rating

Fun

Poor Perfect

High quality: a regional classic, super popular urban beach break with good waves and good facilities to boot.

Shoulder Burn

Medium

Light Exhausting

Can be a heavy paddle out when the size picks up.

Water Quality

Fair

Clean Dirty

Average, can be polluted especially after heavy rains.

Additional Information

Hazards

Crowds. There are loads of surf schools here, so beginners and bailed boards, too.

Access

Summer and weekend parking is almost impossible.

Bring Your

Shortboard, funboard, fish, longboard, bodyboard

Seabed

Sand

Best Season

September - February

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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