About Bakio

Playa de Bakio may not be the top most people's list of places to surf in the Basque Country, but it is one that many visitors will find they do actually get to surf. Unlike their more famous and temperamental neighbor lying in the nearby Ria de Mundaka, Bakio is a beachbreak renown for its consistency and flexibility. A small stream dissects the town beach; to the west a large expanse of open sand with scattered peaks while to the east a series of rocky outcrops allow sand to build up into more reliable banks. In bigger swells a quality right breaks off this end and the locals will be on it. The crew here is pretty tight so come with a relaxed attitude. There has been some localism here.

Source: Bakio Surf Guide

Ability Level

Intermediate

Beg Int Adv

Intermediate

Local Vibe

Welcoming

Welcoming Intimidating

Largely tolerant but humility and respect go a long way.

Crowd Factor

Moderate

Mellow Heavy

Large local crew

Spot Rating

Fun

Poor Perfect

Can get good on a proper swell, otherwise an average, consistent beachbreak.

Shoulder Burn

Medium

Light Exhausting

Not bad on the average day, tougher when there is significant swell in the water.

Water Quality

Fair

Clean Dirty

Not bad, can get dirty when it rains.

Additional Information

Hazards

Bouncing off the bottom.

Access

Simple

Bring Your

Shortboard, funboard, longboard, fish

Seabed

Sand

Best Season

September-November

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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