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San Xurxo

Rías Altas, Galicia
Surrounded by steep cliffs, this wide bay is sometimes called “Galicia’s Ho’okipa” – San Xurxo isn’t the Rías Altas’ most popular wave spot for nothing. The waves are always a little smaller than 'Doniños', yet better organised. North-easterly is slightly offshore from the right, allowing clean frontside down-the-line riding. If the wind backs cross-onshore northerly you'll be better off at 'Doniños'. The waves are biggest on the first few days of north-easterly, before progressively dropping off. Low-pressure south-westerlies (cross-off from the left, most often in winter) deliver consistent swell, which stays rideable here while 'Doniños' soon gets gnarly. Both wind directions are a bit gusty inshore, while the waves are best at mid-tide on the drop.

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Manche nennen die weite, von Steilküsten gesäumte Bucht das Hookipa Galiciens. Nicht umsonst ist San Xurxo (San Jorge) der beliebteste Wavespot der…
Surrounded by steep cliffs, this wide bay is sometimes called 'Galicia's Ho'okipa' – San Xurxo isn't the Rías Altas' most popular wave spot for nothing.
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