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Spanish plus Surf

Spanish Courses and Surf

We organise personalized Spanish - Surf programmes where you can improve your Spanish language in“one to one” lessons, and also enjoy the Cantabrian's coast that is considered a surfers' paradise.

Delta Language School offers surf lesson packages in partnership with Escuela Cantabra de Surf to suit every level.

Choosing this programme you can combine :

  • Spanish “one to one”course with Surf lessons.
  • If you are experienced with a surfboard you can adapt your lessons to the weather, having a flexible Spanish lessons schedule.

You can enjoy spectacular waves rolling straight from the powerful weather systems of the North Atlantic while learning Spanish.

First-rate surfing in Cantabria

Cantabria has many Surf beaches which offer great conditions for surfers such us;


Just in El Sardinero beach, in the heart of Santander, we can find a nice urban beach with a special northeast facing position offering great surfing conditions during the winter and the autumn seasons.

This beach is of historic importance too, as it was here where Jesus Fiochi introduced this Hawaiian sport in Spain in 1964, after buying his first surfboard in France.

El Sardinero Beach runs along from the Peninsula of the Magdalena to the Hotel Chiqui. It is just outside this hotel were you can find the most spectacular wave on this beach, known as “El Muro” (“The Wall”).

It is a very impressive wave which breaks along the sea against the wall, giving an unusual spectacle while the surfers ride it. It is so close to the stone wall that it seems that they might crash into it at any moment.

Apart from this wave, El Sardinero also has a good number of noteworthy spots for strong tubes. During the summer months, surfing is not allowed on the Sardinero beach as it is a very popular beach for Spanish family vacations.


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Somo beach is a benchmark in the story of Santander and Spanish surfing. Its long shore offers a great number of surfing spots for all levels.

The Somo beach links to the Loredo beach, making up the same stretch of sand. At the eastern end there is one of the jewels of the Cantabrian sea, the famous wave at the Santa Maria island, known as “La Isla”, this wave which reaches sizes up to six or eight metres.

At the western end we can find El Puntal, a softer area getting into the Bay of Santander.

The point at Loredo, next to Santa Marina Island, is perhaps the most popular part of the beach, its curvature shape means you can choose between calm waves closer to the Loredo beach, or stronger waves further away.

Another surf area on this great beach is known as Las Quebrantas, its name comes from the verb “quebrar”, that it means “to break”; it is an illustrative name, as at this point boats used to turn to get into the Bay because this area is exposed to the fury of the rough Cantabrico Sea.

Sheltered from the easterly, the Santa Marina wave is a difficult test even for the most experienced surfers, and it is also a popular spot for the big wave riders. The famous Santa Marina Gigante championship is held here with minimum of 4 metre waves".

The Santa Marina car park is full on those days when the island roars with all its might. It is a great place to see the huge waves being ridden with the beautiful background of Santander's Bay. “La Isla” is a dangerous wave, for its force and depth, full of rocks. It is only recommended for expert surfers.

Las Quebrantas waves can be found between The Puntal, at the western end, a much calmer area tucked further into the Bay of Santander and Somo. This part of the beach is therefore the point where the sea is strongest, and is very popular in the summer when there is less surf. Opposite that point we can find the Cantabrian School of Surf.


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The Valdearenas beach known as Liencres beach it is situated in the Dunas de Liencres Nature Park, offers a top quality waves and it is a perfect place for those who wish to enjoy the sea and the nature.

The most popular spot is “La Lastra”, at the eastern end of the beach.

The next spots are found following the sand bank to the mouth of the estuary, at the western end of the beach, where there is another exceptional tube wave.

With its beauty and variety of waves, Liencres has an important place among the most famous surf beaches in Europe. Often, it is full of top level surfers, although there are also waves to suit all tastes.


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With this name, The Los Locos beach “The Crazy people beach” had to be perfect for surf lovers – and so it is. Its name is not taken from the “locos” (madmen) who ride its waves. The origin of its name comes from a small mental hospital close to this small beach.

This beach is a reference point in Europe and offers a very top quality wave in a young and surf orientated atmosphere.

It west facing position gives it almost unique features on Cantabrian coast. The sea rolls with great force there, and the strong eastern winds whip very special waves that create the perfect longed for tubes


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Situated between the Cantabrico Sea and the Picos de Europa mountains, San Vicente de la Barquera has one of the most beautiful beaches on the entire coastline of 3.5 kilometre in total and divided into two, the El Rosal beach , alongside the San Vicente estuary, and Gerra beach , alongside the Gerra headland.

Each summer there are many surfers on this beach but the number and variety of waves means there is always a relaxed atmosphere. It has a special charm, making it a favourite destination for surfers from all over Europe

Near here you can find the Oyambre beach of 1.8 kilometres long which also offers a number of surfable spots


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This lovely village has two great surfing beaches, highlights not only on the Cantabrian scene, but also in the rest of Europe.

There is also the Berria beach – a medium sized sandy beach (1,8 km) with strong waves and has the typical features of the Cantabrian coast.

Here, there is the wave known as La Fortaleza, one of the longest waves in Europe, which is found just underneath the Fortress on the Buciero hill and which can roll for up to a kilometre.

"To get to La Fortaleza is not easy and there are only two possible routes: either walking to the fortress and climbing down the cliff with your board, or paddling round the headland from Santoña

This is a unique wave, very special and unusual, but just being able to catch a left hand roller on the “Forta” is an extraordinary experience"


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