Costa de la Luz, Huelva
Beyond Cádiz to the Portuguese border, Costa de la Luz, Huelva 's coastline isn’t just a haven for sun-hungry tourists in identical apartment complexes; dunes and lagoons in protected deltas are a breeding ground for endangered species of birds. The best launches are in these very estuaries – like at the Isla Cristina and Punta Umbría deltas: clean waves break on sandbanks on their ocean side, while there’s particularly good kiting in standing-depth lagoons on the other side. Á la carte surfsports; beginner venues and first-class wave spots within a stone’s throw. It gets windy here when a low crosses the north-west of the Iberian Peninsular – first south, then westerly (Poniente) before turning northerly. South and westerly produce the required swell, and when the wind finally veers north-westerly some breaks host perfect cross-shore wave sessions. The best time for windsports is from September to April. In summer, thermal south-westerly winds blow at a few select beaches, but unfortunately Levante doesn’t extend this far.
Spots in Costa de la Luz, Huelva
Ria de Punta Umbria