Surf schools

Surf events


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, from the left to the right:

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Surf Schools

Yako Surf School of Deba

Yako Surf school is next to the beach Santiago in Deba. It offers a wide variety of courses, such as Surf and Stand-up Paddle lessons for children, teenagers and adults. The instructors know the area and they have a broad experience teaching. The school also rents the equipment. They will offer surf and stand up paddle courses in 2018.

If you visit the Yako Surf Shop located in Arakistain plaza, you will find really good equipment and clothes.



The sports department of the council, together with the association Zurrunbilo, offers surf and body board courses during the months of June, July and August for children under the age of 16.

These courses are carried throug the beach Santiago of  Deba and they last five days, from Monday to Friday. Surf courses are given in the mornings (10-11:30 or 11:30-13:00). However, body board courses are in the afternoons (17:00-18:30).

The inscriptions in the Tourist Office from June.


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.


"The search". Kepa Acero in Sakoneta

"Sorginetxe master". Oier Bartolome in Sorginetxe

"Descending the Deba river"