Mundaca Things to Do
Even if you don't surf yourself, the wave itself is enough to look at. It is one of the longest waves in the world, and when it is on, everybody will be amazed.
Mundaca Off The Beaten Path
The suroundings of Mundaka are really beautifull, there is a lot of wildlife to be seen. You can hike one of the many trails and see birds and small animals (just get up early).
You can hike from Gernika to Bermeo, which is a nice long hike.
Mundaca Sports & Outdoors
Mundaka is a small, sleepy fishing village that hides a secret - it is known as one of the top ten best surf spots in the world. The best time of year to visit for the weather and the atmosphere is the summer, but the famous Mundaka waves are at their best from September - April. Whatever the time of year, they are only for the experienced surfer.
Mundaka is 25km from Bilbao and there are buses from the main station in Bilbao a few times an hour or you can take the coastal road which has beautiful views all the way. Once you arrive there are few signs and it is a rabbit warren of little alleyways - head towards the big church in the centre where there is a big car park and then head down to the harbour on foot.
The ideal place to stay is Camping Portundo, a beautiful campsite that looks out over the sea and has spots for tents or camper vans, as well as 1-3 bedroom bungalows (these get booked up well in advance though) http://www.campingportuondo.com/camping/ru/ento.html. There is also the the Apartments Mundaka http://apartamentosmundaka.com/index_eng.html.
There isn't much in the way of surf tourism, there is just one small surf shop called Mundaka surf shop (http://www.mundakasurfshop.com/) where you can rent boards and book courses. Most of the bars and restuarants are full of locals who are very friendly but it means that the food is local and the times are too. In the evening remember that places won't be open for dinner until 8-9pm, but you can find plenty of tapas in the bars to keep you gong until then.
The local tourist website offer more info: http://www.mundaka.org/antcatalogo.asp?nombre=2202&hoja=0&sesion=1347Related to:
Mundaka's rivermouth wave is one of the most famous in the world, and not without a reason. It can be a perfect long wave with tubing sections, that will kill your legs. And your arms when paddling back (lucky surfers on the billabong pro these days are towd back with waverunners, lazy bastards). But beware, the wave is trong, the sandbank very shallow. And the swell windo isn't that big, so long flat spells are not uncommon.
But there are a few other beaches nearby that can break when Mundaka doesn't.
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