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When is the best time to surf in Galicia

Best time to go

The best time to surf in Galicia is all year long. Unlike the other areas in the north of Spain, like Asturias, Basque Country, and Cantabria, swells from the W or even SW are often occuring. However, despite the high number of great swells, most breaks only handle up to medium-sized waves.

The Galician climate is different than the rest of Spain as it’s one of the rainiest, exposed, and windiest regions of the country. The weather can change many times a day. Also, the water temperature is cold year-round, keeping the number of surfers in this region down. A 4/3 steamer wetsuit and boots are necessary, even in mid-August. This, combined with its high swell exposure, means that Galicia is a perfect summer alternative to the much more crowded areas such as southwest France.

Best time to go

The best time to surf in Galicia is all year long. Unlike the other areas in the north of Spain, like Asturias, Basque Country, and Cantabria, swells from the W or even SW are often occuring. However, despite the high number of great swells, most breaks only handle up to medium-sized waves.

The Galician climate is different than the rest of Spain as it’s one of the rainiest, exposed, and windiest regions of the country. The weather can change many times a day. Also, the water temperature is cold year-round, keeping the number of surfers in this region down. A 4/3 steamer wetsuit and boots are necessary, even in mid-August. This, combined with its high swell exposure, means that Galicia is a perfect summer alternative to the much more crowded areas such as southwest France.

What kind of food & nightlife is Galicia known for?

Going out in Galicia

Food

While octopus is prepared all over the world, the Galicians have mastered this dish to perfection. By cooking their ‘pulpo á feira’ with bay leaves, olive oil and paprika, makes it a perfect example of Galician perfection. Also, a typical drink for the region is the coffee liquor you need to give a try!

Nightlife

As Galicia doesn’t have one town full of vibrant nightlife, you’ll find the best parties and nights out at the surf hostels themselves. Several cities around, like Pontevedra, are home to several pubs and clubs to dance the night away.

Galicia at a glance
In Galicia you experience the power of the Atlantic Ocean firsthand, as well as the best surf in Europe.
Playa de Razo
When surfing in Galicia, visit Playa de Razo, one of the best surf spots for all surf levels
Best Time to Surf
The best time to surf in Galicia is year-round, but in summer especially when the weather is most favorable
100+ Beaches
Galicia has hundreds of beaches and inlets, all facing different directions with good W and SW swells
Airport Arrivals
Galicia has 3 international airports: Santiago de Compostela airport, A Coruña airport, and Vigo airport
Campervan
The Galicia region is great for campervans because of many freecamps, long distances, and hard access to some spots
Santiago de Compostela
Celebrate one of the many traditional parties in summer. The most popular one is in Santiago in July
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