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

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Sopelana Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Pais Vasco, Spain)

Sopelana 05 01 2005 Big Swell photo

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Sopelana and Meñakoz 06 01 2005 Big Swell photo

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Sopelana photo

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Taking the wave, Sopelana photo

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Sopelana Spot ID:

Type: beach

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 11.8 °C

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Thursday, 2 April 2015, 06:24 Local time

Thursday 02
5AM 8AM 11AM 2PM
Wave (m) 1.6
Period (s) 12 13 13 12
Wind (km/h) 10
SE 10
SE 10
SE 10
Wind State off off off cross-

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Sopelana in Pais Vasco is an exposed beach break that has reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the southeast. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the northwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded. Overcrowding can even make surfing hazardous.

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At Bilbao/Sondika Airport, 14 km from Sopelana.


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Overall Sopelana Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Sopelana:

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Closest break Barinatxe - La Salvaje 0 mi
Second closest break Playa de Arrietara 0 mi
Third closest break Playa de Aizkorri 1 mi
Fourth closest break Playa de Barrika 1 mi
Fifth closest break Menakoz 2 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Sopelana:

Closest wave buoy Gascogne Ouest Arcachon Buoy 160 mi
Second closest wave buoy Brittany Buoy 390 mi
Third closest wave buoy Lion Buoy 401 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy Channel Islands Buoy 449 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy Sevenstones Buoy 486 mi

Tide stations nearest to Sopelana:

Closest tide station Sopelana 1 mi
Second closest tide station Bilbao 5 mi
Third closest tide station Zierbena 6 mi
Fourth closest tide station Bermeo 14 mi
Fifth closest tide station Laredo 22 mi

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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

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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.
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