Surf school and associations

"Uda kirola" summer surf courses

Surf events

Safety and Surfing code of conduct

Surfing euskadi



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According to the experts, one of the best waves in the Bay of Biscay are in Deba. In a few kilometers, we can find a big amount of waves with an excellent (unbeatable) quality and for surfers with every level. The beaches Santiago and Lapari are extraordinary to start surfing, as they are beaches that do not have a big slope, the foam goes a long way. That is why it is a suitable place to learn to surf. When the tide is down, these two beaches do one and there is a varied offer of waves.

Surf schools

IPAR Surf & Skate School


IPAR surf & skate school is located on Deba's Santiago beach, on the Cardenas pasealekua promenade.

It offers a wide variety of surf courses for surfers of all levels.

Contact: or 627 325 135



Yako Surf School of Deba


Yako Surf school is located on the Santiago beach, in Deba. The permanent school is at the 20 Hondartza kalea street and the summer school at the end of the estuary.

It offers a wide variety of courses, such as surf, stand-up paddle and surfskate for children, teenagers and adults. In July and August they organize surf camps for childem and teenagers between 6 and 13 years old. The school also rents equipment for surfesrs of all levels and they also offer a service to keep boards, changin rooms and showers.

They are members of the Euskadi Surfing product club.

If you visit Yako Surf shop located on Arakistain plaza, you will find really good equipment and clothes.

Contact: or 943 029 600 / 688 743 863


Uda Kirola

Uda Kirola is a program that offers surf, body board and paddlesurf courses.

In summer the sport department of the municipality organizes surf, body board and padle surf lessons for young people from 6 to 16 years old. The courses are in Deba's Santiago beach and they last five days, that is, from Monday to Friday.

Registrations at the tourist office of Deba as of June.

Uda Kirola program 2020

Contact: / 943 192 452




Adress: Nafarroa plaza, z.g.





Surf safety

  1. Study the sea conditions.
  2. Check your surfing equipment.
  3. Never surf alone
  4. Surf according to your level.
  5. Respect the surfing code of conduct.
  6. Never mix alcohol and drugs with surfing.
  7. Never surf at night.
  8. Wait at least 30 minutes after eating before entering the water.
  9. Beware of dehydratation and hypothermia.
  10. If you get into trouble, always have your board close to you.
  11. Be aware of the beach safety rules.
  12. Warm up before surfing.
  13. Stretch after surfing.

Beach safety

  1. Pay attention to the lifeguards' indications, red flag, green ...
  2. Study the beach conditions.
  3. Study how the currents flow.
  4. If you find yourself in a current, row perpendicular to it.
  5. Take surfing lessons before surfing.
  6. Be aware of the surfing code and safety standards.
  7. Watch your belongings.
  8. Be aware of the location of the lifeguards and their timetables.
  9. Use sun cream.
  10. In the event of an accident, first call 112.

Surfing Code of conduct

The surfing code of conduct is made up of a series of universal norms that try to define the unwritten laws of surfing so as to make it safer. This code should be followed by all surfers whatever level they are at.

Follow these simple safety norms for your own safety:

  1. Don't drop in on other surfers: The surfer who is nearest the area where the wave is breaking has priority to surf it. Wait your turn in the line-up.
  2. Paddling towards the line-up: Do not paddle towards the line-up through the impact zone of the waves, as other surfers will be riding them. Surfers riding the wave always have priority.
  3. Communication: When you catch a wave, always let the other surfers know your intentions and what direction you are going in.
  4. Don't let go of your surfboard: Hold onto your surfboard when going against the waves and learn to pass under them. Never let go of your board, you may seriously injure another surfer.
  5. Respect: Respect local surfers, do not try to have every single wave for yourself and respect more experienced surfers. Keep the ocean and the beach clean.


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