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Sopelana ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.9
Difficulty Level: 2.9
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.7
Crowds: 1.9

Overall: 3.6

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Sopelana Spot ID

Sopelana 05 01 2005 Big Swell photo


Photo credit: jimbotronic

Sopelana and Meñakoz 06 01 2005 Big Swell photo


Photo credit: jimbotronic

Taking the wave, Sopelana photo


Photo credit: TxMa

Type: beach

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.5 °C

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Tuesday, 1 December 2015, 10:16 Local time
Tuesday 01
Wave (m) 2.5
Period (s) 13 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 20
E 15
E 20
E 15
Wind State cross-

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Sopelana in Pais Vasco is an exposed beach break that has dependable surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the southeast. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. Good surf at all stages of the tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Overcrowding can even make surfing hazardous.

Spain wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Sopelana, 2 km from Sopelana.

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Sopelana Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At SHIP3994, 9 km from Sopelana.

fresh winds from the SSE

Air temperature
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Current weather near Sopelana

Overall Sopelana Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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Sopelana Location Maps

Sopelana Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Sopelana:

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Wave buoys nearest to Sopelana:

Tide stations nearest to Sopelana:

  • Closest tide station
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    5 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    6 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    14 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    22 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Sopelana:

  • Closest ski area
    Lunada (Spain)
    37 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Alto Campoo (Spain)
    75 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Valdezcaray (Spain)
    79 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Picos De Europa (Spain)
    103 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    La Pierre Saint Martin (France)
    117 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Sopelana:

  • Closest city location
    Getxo (Spain)
    2 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Algorta (Spain)
    3 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Leioa (Spain)
    4 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Portugalete (Spain)
    5 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Santurtzi (Spain)
    5 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Sopelana is Bilbao Airport (BIO) in Spain, 12 km (7 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Sopelana is Vitoria Airport (VIT), also in Spain, 61 km (38 miles) away.
  • Third is Santander Airport (SDR) in Spain, 67 km (42 miles) away.
  • San Sebastian Airport (EAS) in Spain is 97 km (60 miles) away.
  • Anglet (Biarritz-bayonne) Airport (BIQ) in France is the fifth nearest airport to Sopelana and is 119 km (74 miles) away.
Sopelana break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Sopelana, Pais Vasco. Use the tab navigation above to view Sopelana sea temperature, Sopelana photographs, Sopelana detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Sopelana webcams, current wind from Pais Vasco live weather stations and Sopelana tide predictions. The Spain (Europe) swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Spain (Europe) and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Spain (Europe) wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Sopelana.