Surfing in Hendaye
THE SURFING GUIDE FOR HENDAYE
The beginner’s paradise of Hendaye is the perfect place to learn to surf. The waves are mellow and it almost never gets too big. Besides this, the big bay provides plenty of room to practice and have fun. This also explains the large amount of surf schools in the area. For more advanced surfers, Hendaye is a good option to have a fun surf when everywhere else is too big or closed out.
There are plenty of options to surf in the Bay of Hendaye. From mellow beachbreak peaks to long rights at Les 2 Jumeaux on the north side of the bay.
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Best season to go
Hendaye is a year-round surfing destination. Like other spots in the region, Hendaye tends to have the best conditions in spring and autumn. The waves are more consistent and the crowds are thinner. Summer provides warmer water and more playful waves for lesser experienced surfers. Winter surf tends to be more powerful. This draws surfers from all over the region in search of cleaner conditions.
Hendaye surf forecast
Favourable wind direction?
Hendaye is located at the most southern part of the French Basque coast. This makes it the closest spot to the Spanish border. If you’re already this close, make sure to also check out the surf towns of San Sebastián and Zarautz.