About Zarautz

A consistent beach break that's always busy, for good reason. The long beach has numerous quality peaks along its length, working through the tides, in even the smallest swells. It's a highly competitive spot, with a strong local crew and a super high standard of surfing.

Source: Zarautz Surf Guide

Ability Level

All Abilities

Beg Int Adv

Good for all when small.

Local Vibe


Welcoming Intimidating

Highly competitive with a very high standard.

Crowd Factor


Mellow Heavy

One of the region's most popular spots, its always super busy.

Spot Rating


Poor Perfect

High quality: a regional classic, super popular urban beach break with good waves and good facilities to boot.

Shoulder Burn


Light Exhausting

Can be a heavy paddle out when the size picks up.

Water Quality


Clean Dirty

Average, can be polluted especially after heavy rains.

Additional Information


Crowds. There are loads of surf schools here, so beginners and bailed boards, too.


Summer and weekend parking is almost impossible.

Bring Your

Shortboard, funboard, fish, longboard, bodyboard



Best Season

September - February

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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