Surfing in Barcelona
Some locals’ knowledge about the best surf spots in Barcelona
Surfing in Barcelona
Some locals’ knowledge about the best surf spots in Barcelona
The surf in Barcelona can be good and there are some amazing surf spots in Barcelona. Most people don’t know this but Barcelona is a surfing town! You can find nice waves and lots of wind. There are plenty of good surf spots around Catalunya as well. Surfing in Barcelona is very popular and people from all over the world come here to surf, some even for the first time. There are plenty of places to rent equipment and get lessons.
Sant Jordi Hostels Barcelona offers accommodation and surfing lessons in Barcelona. Pukas Surf School is one of the best you can find in the city. It is affordable and they are good at what they do.
If you need to rent stuff for the day or need to buy something for your day on the water, check out Box Barcelona surf shop. They have everything you need and their location is right near the beach. It is perfect for anyone who needs something last minute. If you are looking for some healthy food to pick up for your day out on the waves, this is a perfect place to go. Surf House is another popular food spot for surfers. They have a nice list of healthy options for a reasonable price. Plus, it’s convenient to get food from here.
Barceloneta is the most popular surf beach in all of Barcelona. In the summer, it is nearly impossible to find a spot to put your stuff down. The great part is that when the tourists leave in the winter, the Mediterranean wakes up! Locals Barceloneta has a webcam set up so that you can see the beach every day. Even though Barcelona is not the ideal surfing destination, you will find a ton of passionate surfers here. Barceloneta is known for having surfers of all levels. You will find people hitting the waves for the first time, and some professionals as well.
Playa de la Barceloneta in Catalonia is an exposed beach that has fairly consistent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. This ranges from September to March. The best wind direction is from the west but the waves can change depending on season, wind, and swell direction. The short fetch makes for wind swells rather than groundswells and the ideal wave direction is from the east. Waves at the beach tend to peel to the right. Best around low tide. A fairly popular wave that can sometimes get crowded. Be careful of the strong rips here. Overall, the locals here are friendly so enjoy chatting with them!
This surf spot is located right next to Barceloneta. It is located about 300 meters to the left of the cubes statue. This area is known for having hollow “Mediterranean” waves where you can get anywhere from two to four maneuvers per wave. There is a great government-run place in front of the beach where for a cheap price you can shower and use the lockers.
If you are arriving by metro, take the yellow line to the Barceloneta stop, and then it is just a 10-minute walk. If you have a bike, you can park it right at the beach. If you have a car and want to take it to the beach, it will be expensive to park it but there are two options. One would be at Barceloneta beach and the other would be to park in the blue area. Tyson is right next to Barceloneta so you get all the perks of being there as well, and yes, the locals are just as friendly.
Killers used to be a “secret spot” that only locals knew about. Since this has changed and everyone loves to surf at this location, you will that the locals are conflicted about having tourists here. When the conditions are right, Killers becomes the ideal spot for surfing. It is a beach break and can get very crowded. The waves here, just like the other two locations I talked about before having waves that range from one to six feet tall. What’s great about Killers is that the waves are more powerful compared to Barceloneta and you can break with all tides. There is free parking at Killers if you have a car to take. If you are coming by metro, take the yellow lines to Selva Del Mar and you will find Killers in the Forum area.
Paddleboarding in Barcelona
One last, quick thing to note – the Barcelona paddle-boarding scene has grown over the years. On flat days in Barcelona, you will find people paddle-boarding. Box Surf Shop has rentals for that as well. Regardless of what the waves are, you will find people out on the water here in Barcelona.
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I wanted to see what the prices were for some surfing classes, Ill be there from 15-20 June 2011.
We don’t give surfing classes. Just hang with us a somebody of our crew will show how to surf for free. Just bring the beers!!
I am from Florida and looking for some good surf breaks this winter in costa brava area. Also some cool people to hang out with. Also people who like to snowboard also. I will also be looking for surf friends for trips to north coast too…I have 4×4 and beers !! Saludos a todos surfers!!
How you doing mate??
There are a lot of good beaches to surf at costa brava …S`Agaro,Torre Valentina…La fosca
Take care and Have fun
Pecace) We`re sisters from Ukraine, and we are snowboard instructors in Carpathians now, but we also want to surf. So we` re going to visit Barcelona next summer, now we are looking for some surf camps or classes, a place where we can stay, and so on… We`ve been in Barcelona once, in airport) so we don`t know anything about your city, if you can help us giving some information about surf stuff rent,hotels,prices – we will bring some ukrainian beer for you) thanks)
Me and my friend will be staying in Barcelona during this weekend (26/11 till 29/11). I’d love to do some surfing! Can you tell us where to go to rent a longboard and suit? We’re not very good… haha! Which beach would be good for us to go to this sunday, monday and/or tuesday?? Hope you can help us out. We’d love to meet some people who can keep an eye on us. You’ll have a laugh for sure!
Much love, Johanna (Amsterdam)
Here’s the deal… First, and most important, you should stay with us. If you want to make friends and find someone to watch you guys surfing, keep you safe, and maybe even take pictures or make a video, our hostels are the place. It is almost imposible to stay at one of our hostels and not make new friends. You would really have to be trying to be a loner.
About the surfboard and wetsuit rentals… Check out Locals Surf shop at barceloneta beach. Their address is Passeig Joan de Borbó 80-84 Local J, 08039 telf. 932218368 Barcelona, Spain. They should be able to hook you up.
As far as a good place to surf… Since you will probably be renting the board at the Locals Surf Shop at Barceloneta Beach it makes sence that you just stay there at Barceloneta. As long as the surf isn’t too big its a pretty descent place for learners. Ok, its no California but at least you have a chance finding a wave or two. Go down toward the W hotel – thats where the best waves are.
Have fun, be safe, and don’t forget that you can always cancel your reservation wherever you were planning on staying and book with us!!!
Also… watch out for pick-pockets and thieves on the beach. Don’t leave your things unattended. Its not dangerous but they will steal from you if you are not paying attention.
how about waves in june? Is it possible to find some in june. I suppoused it’s not the best season.
You can get lucky in June. It does happen sometimes and there is a slight chance of some swell… but I wouldn’t count on it. The waves tend to be the best through the winter months. On occasion there will be a couple of off season swells. Whether there is surf or not, Barcelona is great fun… Come party with us and you’ll forget all about the surf. Or, come in the winter, get some surf and enjoy the party!!!
Is there any possiblity to surf at the beginning of June in Barcelona? Where can I have a lesson?
The beginning of June is not the best time for surfing in Barcelona and Barcelona is really not the best for learning – because of the way the waves break. But if your coming and really want to give it a try you just might get lucky. As for surf lessons in Barcelona, as far as I know there are none in Barcelona. You can rent boards at Locals Surf Shop right at Barceloneta beach and then hope that you met someone cool enough to give you a lesson. Really though, you best bet is to stay with us at Sant Jordi Alberg Hostel. We have a surfboard that you can use and some of the staff a pretty good surfers and if they have the day off and nothing to do they just might teach you a thing or two. At the very least you will have a great time and meet some cool new people.
hello. i’m nina from slovenia.
i will visit your hostel in 20 of october fo 14 days with my kids 13 and 10 boys. we are planing to teach surfing and i would like to know the prices and we are beginners… so i will be very happy about some informations. we will stay in sant jordi hostel sagrada familia.
have a nice day
nina, jaka, liam
Hi! I live in Barcelona now and i am gonna stay here next 2 years but i have never ever tried to surf in my life. It was just my dream. Can you help me with it? 😉