";s:4:"text";s:2546:"An uninhabited island that sits just off the coast, in Cantabria, Northern Spain. One of the early pioneers was Jesus Fiocchiwho had spent time in France and took a surf board back to his home town in Spain. However, be aware that the locals won’t tolerate people who are inexperienced in surfing big waves.The challenge is the classic heavy right-handers at low to mid tide that break in shallow water close to the rocks! Just make sure you’re safe on the water by being aware of everyone around you.Being a favorite local spot and known for difficult surf, this beach will be crowded so get there early or stay close by at the town of Villaviciosa.At the western end of the beach, you will find a semi-permanent high-tide peak, where the rest of the beach has a range of peaks that break right and left and are fast and long with some hollow sections.Known for its powerful right-hand reef break and big waves, this spot is recommended for intermediate to expert surfers.Less experienced surfers can have just as much fun practicing in barrel sections from waves 5ft and upwards, which are spread over the whole beach. No wonder Spain is a great holiday destination among surfers. My surfing may still be average but the experience wasn’t. There are many west-facing beach breaks and river mouths that can be taken on by all kinds of surfers.Oh, and did I mention the surf? It is a beautiful beach with a mix of sand and rock, known for its variety of waves.Calling all levels of surfers! Nemiña is a perfect spot for experiencing the awesome swell that parts of Spain get the entire year round. This infamous extreme surf spot has long been known among Europe’s top surfers, but it’s now getting more popular. Playa de Somo has consistent beach breaks with good peaks and handles up to 6 ft. With small to medium swells, these sandbanks produce waves suitable for all levels. Santander is not only the capital of the northern region of Cantabria, but also the place of birth of surfing in Spain. Spain is a great location for surfers of all experience levels, and a wonderful country to visit. Surfing in Spain began in the earlys 1960's around the northern town of Santander.