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Zarautz break guidePhoto by: kanguro

Zarautz Surf Guide

Zarautz in Pais Vasco is an exposed beach break that has very reliable surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the south. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the north northwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Best around high tide. Likely to be crowded if working. Hazards include crowds / pollution.

Zarautz Spot Info

Icon beachBeachIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
20.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Zarautz:

The best conditions reported for surf at Zarautz occur when a North-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South.

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Zarautz with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 51% of the time in December while 43% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 6% 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 Zarautz Location Map

Interactive Zarautz 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 Zarautz is San Sebastian Airport (EAS) in Spain, 32 km (20 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Zarautz is Anglet (Biarritz-bayonne) Airport (BIQ) in France, 56 km (35 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
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Zarautz Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 26 September 2022, 17:20 Local Time
Monday 26Tue
Wave (m)
Period (s) 9 6 7 8
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross cross cross-

Swell History at Zarautz

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

Wind History at Zarautz

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Zarautz. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: inconsistent
    2km away
    • Icon beachBeach/jetty/rivermouth
    • Icon  s21.9
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    4km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: consistent
    4km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    5km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    5km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Zarautz: