Surf Cantabria
1. Where

Somo beach, Cantabria. España.

”Come discover infinite Cantabria. Come meet us and discover the magic of surfing with the No. 1 surf school in Spain. We will wait for you”

First surf reserve in Spain

Somo Beach is located within the first natural surf reserve in Spain, due to the quality and variety of its waves, being one of the country’s surfing meccas and one of the most consistent surf spots, receiving good waves throughout the year. With more than 7 km of white sand and perfect “beachbrakes” ideal for surfers of all levels.

Surfing pioneers

To talk about Somo beach is to talk about the history of surfing in Spain. The first surfboards, the first wetsuits, the first surf shop and of course, the first surf school in Spain, Escuela Cantabra de Surf, created by David “Capi” Garcia in 1991, were born here and there is a great culture and surfing tradition among local surfers.

Surfing in infinite Cantabria

Cantabria is a natural paradise where every day you can see a different Cantabria, with its beaches, its mountains, its landscapes, its towns, its food and its people. It is also a paradise for surfers and one of the favorite destinations chosen by surfers to spend unforgettable surfing holidays. Somo, within the municipality of Ribamontan al Mar, is a welcoming town, with very good accommodation options, good restaurants and well connected to the other side of the bay with Santander, the capital of Cantabria and possibly one of the most beautiful bays in the world.

2. How to get

By Plane

From Europe by plane

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Bilbao (1h)</ span>

In Transfer

The best offers to travel to the Santander and Bilbao airports /santander-transfer

By Bus

From MadridALSA

From BarcelonaALSA


Santander – SomoPALOMERA BUSES

By Boat

From England, Plymouth – Santander

Brittany Ferries – With all the necessary information

Santander – We are

Los Reginas – Link to schedule page

By Car

From Madrid – Nacional I Madrid-Burgos, Nacional 635 Burgos-Santander, then Autovía del Cantábrico towards Bilbao, Heras-Pedreña exit, then towards Somo.

From Bilbao – Autovía del Cantábrico towards Santander, Exit Nº11 Heras-Pedreña, then towards Somo.

From Gijón – Autovía del Cantábrico towards Bilbao, past Santander continue towards Bilbao, exit Heras-Pedreña, then towards Somo.


Getaround allows you to choose from hundreds of cars and vans available for rent in your area. It’s fast and cheap, so you can get up and running with no hassle.

Other Options

Car rental: Rent your car in Santander

3. Special Offers

Special offers on activities, excursions, tickets and transfers

From our travel agency you will have the widest variety of activities and the best offers to complete your surfing vacation.

4. Work with us
Escuela de Surf

Do you want to work with us?

Are you looking for a job near the beach and want to take a new direction in your life?

At the Escuela Cántabra de Surf we want to expand our family and we are looking for the best professionals in our sector.
If you are passionate about Surfing, have experience, a TD1 or TD2 degree and above all if you love what you do, we are looking for the best surf instructors to work with us.

We are also looking for free time monitors and qualified personnel for surf camps and surf shops.
So now you know, if you want to work with us, or you think you can fit into any of our sections within the school, we are looking for people who are willing to work, experience and passionate.

Fill in the following form or send your CV + photo to and we will answer all your queries.

6. The Original Since 1991

Why the Escuela Cantabra Surf School?

“Discover the magic of surfing with the first surf school in Spain”

Quiksilver Official School & Roxy

The original. Learn with the best. Roots since 1991

Learn with the best – Pure Fun

The Quiksilver Cantabrian Surf School & Roxy is the first surf and bodyboard school in Spain and has been training thousands of surfers since its inception in 1991, on Somo beach, Cantabria. We have the most experienced and professional monitors, with qualifications approved by the European and Spanish surf federation and national and international experience, including, specialists in rescue and first aid, so you can enjoy yourself to the fullest from day one, but in total safety. Guaranteed fun.

Approved surf school

Surf school approved by the European Surfing Federation, International Surfing Association (ISA), Spanish Surfing Federation (FES), Cantabrian Surfing Federation (FCS), Official School of the Ribamontán al Mar City Council, Bahía Santander Tourism Seal, member of the Association of Schools and Professional Surfers (AESP), among many other quality seals.

Maximum experience – Since 1991

More than 32 years of experience teaching surfing. Since its foundation in 1991, by David “Capi” Garcia, on the Somo beach, Cantabria, thousands of students have passed through the school, who have improved and perfected our methodology. During all these years, national and international monitors have collaborated with the school, impregnating the experience and professionalism that it currently has.

Small Groups – The Shortest Instructor-Student Ratio.

Learn in a fast, easy, safe and fun way. Maximum quality and professionalism with the shortest student-instructor ratio (Maximum 6 students per instructor). We separate the classes by age and by homogeneous levels, so that you can enjoy your surf classes from the first day and in complete safety. All ages. We recommend from the age of 5…You set the limit.

The best surf equipment and the best facilities

All the material included in the classes. The best surf material. New and extensive facilities with showers and lockers on the beach in Somo, Cantabria, within the first surfing reserve in Spain. Possibility of renting material with special prices for clients. Surf shop.


The largest surf offer for children and adults throughout the year.

Special surf camps for adults and personalized training. Ask about other modalities of courses, days, schedules…etc. Maximum flexibility. A la carte classes and camps. Different accommodation options for our students. Private classes for children, special offers for groups, families, end-of-year trips, schools, birthdays…