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Mundaka break guidePhoto by: Indy Chausson(AZTI-costa system)

Mundaka Surf Guide

Mundaka in Pais Vasco is a fairly exposed river break that has consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the south with some shelter here from west winds. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northwest. The river breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around low tide when the tide is falling. Often Crowded. Hazards include rips / crowds.

Mundaka Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
20.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Mundaka:

The best conditions reported for surf at Mundaka occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Mundaka (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Mundaka with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 35% of the time in January while 42% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 23% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Mundaka Location Map

Interactive Mundaka surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Mundaka is Bilbao Airport (BIO) in Spain, 21 km (13 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Mundaka is Vitoria Airport (VIT), also in Spain, 59 km (37 miles) away.

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Mundaka Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 10 June 2023, 13:18 Local Time
Saturday 10
Wave (m)
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
on cross-

Swell History at Mundaka

Surf stats for Mundaka, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Mundaka

Wind stats for Mundaka, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Mundaka Reviews:

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Based on 26 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s33.5
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s54.6
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s32.9
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s44.0
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s21.9
  • Crowds:Icon  s32.6
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Indy from Spain
“Last 2013 was horrible, no waves, nothing; but since November till today(2/20/2014) we've had non-stop waves with good conditions, many times with perfect conditions. Maybe, only five days without waves. Time ago, this was the normal season but, last years everything has changed!!!”

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    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: inconsistent
    2km away
    • Icon river  redRiver
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.1
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    4km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: consistent
    8km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Mundaka:

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