The surf championships that arrive to warm up the coldest time of the year.

Without realizing it, winter is on our heels. But that should not be a problem, because that is precisely the best time of the year to surf. As soon as October plants the fall flag on the calendar, it shows. The water is still warm and the first swells begin to hit the Cantabrian coast. Good news for every self-respecting surfer. And it is not the only one, because the calendar of surfing events is full of proposals. We summarize some of the most important…

The Giant Cow

  • When: November to May (waiting period)
  • Where: El Bocal, Santander (Cantabria)

Until May 1, 2023, local surfers and wave forecasting experts will monitor all the swells that reach the Bay of Biscay to decide when the best conditions for the dispute of The Giant Cow, the most notorious big wave surfing championship in Santander (Cantabria).

The championship format is still invitational and this time it will measure 9 local Cantabrian surfers with 9 surfers from other parts of the world. One of the great novelties is that the prize money will be €10.000, tripling that of the previous edition.

Promotional poster of The Giant Cow 2022-2023

Punta Galea Challenge

  • When: November 15, 2022 to March 31, 2023 (waiting period)
  • Where: Punta Galea, Getxo (Bizkaia)

From November 15, 2022 to March 31, 2023, the waiting period for the Labor Kutxa Punta Galea Challenge, the longest running international big wave surfing championship on the continent, which once again brings together the best big riders on the planet on the cliffs of La Galea (Getxo). In its 20.500th edition, the test will distribute €24 in prizes and will attract a good part of the best surfers in the world of this modality, among which there will once again be a female presence. There will be a total of 12 surfers in contention: 12 international surfers and XNUMX locals. A show not to be missed!

Promotional poster of the Punta Galea Challenge 2022-2023

Basque Bodyboard Circuit

  • When: 19-20 / 26-27 November
  • Where: Ereaga, Getxo (Bizkaia)

Another year, the Basque Bodyboard Circuit (Bodyboard Zirkuitua) jumps into the water with several tests in the Basque competition calendar. Ereaga, Zumaia or Mundaka are some of the tests that aim to reinforce the practice of a modality that has given several world champions to our country.

the winter

  • When: October 28 to November 1 (waiting period)
  • Where: La Salvé Beach, Laredo (Cantabria)

La Laredo Winter It celebrates its seventh edition, being a consolidated event on the international scene and a benchmark for Cantabrian and national surfing. It will take place from October 28 to November 1 to find the best day of waves and release the full potential of the Laredo sandbank on the talent of surfers. The 2022 edition has a return to the Open Surf Contest format and €7.000 in prize money will be distributed in the male and female categories in collaboration with the Cantabrian Surf Federation and the Laredo City Council.