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Popular spot activity — Surfing

Best season

March — April, October — December

Best season

Working wind directions

S

Working wind directions

Seabed

Sand

Seabed

Type of break

Point Break

Type of break

Best tide

Low

Best tide

spot.height

1 - 3m

Wave height

Working swell

NNW

Working swell

Traffic

Very crowded

Traffic


Popular spot activity — Kitesurfing

Best season

October — March

Best season

Working wind directions

NE, NW

Working wind directions

Water conditions

Medium wave

Water conditions

Water depth

>2m

Water depth

Traffic

Crowded

Traffic

Level of riding

Intermediate

Level of riding

Kite sizes

7-17

Kite sizes


Zarautz weather, sports and travel information

Weather forecast

10 day weather forecast for Zarautz, Spain, contains useful information about local wind speed, direction, and gusts, temperature, cloud coverage and precipitation based on the global GFS weathel model. All data updates four times a day with a forecast step of 3 hours. There is also a real-time wind forecast for Zarautz, Spain, from the nearest weather station to the spot, and a live Wind Map of the region and the world.

Get the weather forecast for other best kitesurfing, windsurfing and surfing spots in Spain on this website and in the Windy.app with more weather parameters.

Climate, weather, and seasons in Zarautz

The weather in Zarautz is classified as warm-temperate, subpolar oceanic with few temperature oscillations. It is characterized by being rainy, 1417 mm annual average. Winters are long, cold, wet, and windy and it is partly cloudy all year round. The temperature in Zarautz starts from 4 °C in February as a minimum of the year and 19 °C as a maximum in August. Humidity is always above 75%.

Winter

Winter in Zarautz goes from the end of December to the end of March. Winters are long, cold, wet, and windy.

  • The average minimum temperature is 4.5 °C and the maximum temperature is 10 °C. It has 52 rainy days in this period (239 mm), with January being the month with the highest rainfall of the entire season. Here you can learn the basics of rainfall.
  • Winter is characterized by winter swells from the Cantabrian Sea with high and powerful waves and an approximate water consistency of 70%.
  • From October onwards the best wave season starts with a constant possibility of heavy showers.

Spring

Spring in Zarautz starts at the end of March and ends at the beginning of June. Days are longer during this period, temperatures settle between 7 °C and 19 °C, and rainfall averages 55 days (203 mm).

  • Swells are consistent but not very large.
  • Spring is ideal for lessons as these are times of empty beaches that facilitate learning spaces. Zarautz hosts several international championships.

Summer

Summer in Zarautz starts at the end of June and ends at the beginning of September. The weather in Zarautz during this period is cool, given its characteristic cloudiness and fog.

  • The most common is to have a maximum temperature of 23 °C in August and minimum temperatures of 15 °C on average. Rainfall is as constant as in spring, with 42 days of rain during the season (162 mm).
  • It is not the ideal season for professional or experienced surfers because the waves are low and the beaches are quite crowded. It is a good season for beginners due to the calm sea, the waves do not exceed one and a half meters.

Autumn

Autumn in Zarautz starts from the last days of September until the first days of December.

  • Rainfall remains at an average of 49 days but is much more torrential with 227 mm on average for the total season, with November being the rainiest month, with 20 days of rainfall.
  • The predominance of the S-SW wind makes it the favorite period for surfing, the sea wakes up after the summer session and brings with it squalls and therefore high waves.

Zarautz weather forecast for surfing in Spain on the Windy.app for iOS. Photo: Kylie-paz / Unsplash

Best time to travel

The best time to visit Zarautz if it’s for surfing will depend on your level of experience and the style you want to practice. It is a windy city but the windiest part of the year goes from October to April with average speeds of 13 km / h the rest of the year on the other hand has an average of 11 km / h. So for beginners, the ideal period would be spring-summer while for intermediate or experts autumn-winter. It is always advisable to take a look at the current regulations for surfers, here you can see them.

General and travel information about the place

Zarautz is the surfing capital of the Basque Country, it offers the conditions that every surfer wants to find, good wind and waves. It is an urban beach, its tide is variable most commonly medium, the bottom is sandy and it is a place suitable for surfers of any level of experience. It works best with the wind S. It has both lefts and rights maneuverable. It is an area of a high influx of surfers, especially locals in almost any season of the year. Finally, it has schools all along the beach, it is an ideal destination for beginners, here is detailed information on how to choose a surf school.

The waves depend on the weather conditions but predominantly perpendicular to the coastline, this is due to its location in the open sea. The waves are consistent and start from the west, arriving with equal power to the east.

Official website: Turismozarautz.eus.

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