Surfing in Zarautz

Surfing in Zarautz is a must. Its stunning beach, with the Cantabrian Sea at its most splendid, is a challenge that surfers of all ages like taking on. Just 10 minutes from San Sebastián, Zarautz is the surfing capital of Gipuzkoa.

What’s more, Zarautz has no shortage of excellent surfing schools. This town oozes its commitment to training and fostering talent. So, if a surf camp in Zarautz sounds like your thing, there’s no shortage of possibilities.

Not surprisingly, it’s home to a prestigious under-14 and adapted surfing championship. In other words, it’s one of the world capitals for up-and-coming surfers.

The Zarautz Championship

The 7th edition of Zarautz 4 Teens will be held between 15 and 17 September 2023. Registration is now closed and the participants are fine-tuning their skills. This is where future champions dream of catching waves to be crowned the best in their category.

This competition strives to pass on the values of surfing in Zarautz. Surfing in Zarautz is an incredible experience for young people. The aim is to have fun, not to mention foster a healthy lifestyle and raise public awareness about looking after the sea and the coastline.

You’re more than welcome to this bustling, exciting and fun event in Zarautz whether you’re a participant, companion or surfing fan. We can’t wait to see you!

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Preparations and what to expect for the championship

Participants are counting down the days and hours until the event kicks off. We’ve got a spectacular programme lined up so make sure you don’t miss out on anything. Here’s a rundown.

Friday, 15 September

Meet up with other competitors and organisers. There are three main activities lined up.

  • Kind Surf Challenge Event. With a view to strengthening ties and fostering synergies between the participating companies. It also strives to raise funds for social programmes for people with disabilities.
  • Documentary Screenings. From 20:00 to 20:30, Crossing borders and 10 years of Kind Surf will be shown.
  • Concerts: Supported by Kind Surf athletes.

Saturday, 16 September

These are the activities lined up: the championship for up-and-coming surfers gets underway in Zarautz!

  • Surf Championship From 08:00 to 19:00. Categories: Sub-14 and Sub-10. For boys and girls alike.
  • Free workshops and activities for kids, with a specific focus on sustainability. For example, at 16:30 there will be a waste collection and at 18:00 microplastics will be analysed.
  • Concerts: From 20:00 to 23:00, in the championship venue.

Sunday, 17 September

On the last day, emotions will be running high in the finals; who will come out on top? The whole place will be buzzing with the Zarautz Surf Camp.

This is the Sunday lineup and things you can’t miss out on:

  • Surfing Championship From 08:00 to 14:00.
  • Finals. From 14:00 to 17:00.
  • Skate Competition. From 17:00.
  • Awards ceremony. At 18:00.
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Interesting facts about the championship Zarautz

Aritz Aranburu, the popular and fantastic surfer from Zarautz, is the main advocate of this international surf championship in Zarautz. His goal is to support the new generations and express gratitude to the sport for everything it has given him. And above all, to that beach in Zarautz where he learned to get on the board and experience the surfer’s passion that drives him.

Indeed, on Sunday the 17th, the finals will take place, bringing with them the most impactful and memorable moments of the championship. However, the dedication, sacrifice, and passion of these young athletes ensure scenes that are more than exciting throughout the competition.

You shouldn’t miss, of course, the Sunday awards ceremony at 6:00 PM. The concerts, in a playful and more relaxed atmosphere, also promise great experiences.

The best surfers come together in Zarautz

This championship will, of course, bring together the most talented under-14 surfers. Some even come from Zarautz’s own surf schools. However, most of them come from all over Spain, not to mention the world. They all share their enthusiasm and incredible talent.

Come and enjoy the championship

To sum up, don’t think twice! Come to enjoy surfing in Zarautz! Make the most of Surf House Zarautz and other similar spaces to plan your stay. Go to Basquestay right now to choose the best accommodation in Zarautz to enjoy this incredible championship. You won’t regret it!

Accommodation in Zarautz

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