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Surf History

Spain begins at The Vasc Country in the 60 ties, due the proximity to France.
From Biarrtiz to the Iberic Peninsula, surfing went to Cantabrias, Asturias, Galicia and after that, to Andalucia and Canary Islands.
North Spain is very consistence due the exposure to the Atlantic Ocean: Mundaka, Roca Puta and Menakoz are some of the biggest waves in the surroundings area.

The Surf

Asturias remains a good option for consistent surf, nice scene and uncroweded beaches. Tapia was the firs surfed beach and now is one of the most renowned spots of the region, because it is a contest area. Rodiles is also very popular, similar to Mundaka, but smaller. Surf is becoming popular in Asturias, even although there many uncrowded summer and winter surf spots.

General History

Asturias has been occupied by humans since the Lower Paleolithic era, and during the Upper Paleolithic was characterized by cave paintings in the eastern part of the area. In the Mesolithic period a native culture developed, that of the Asturiense, and later, with the introduction of the Bronze Age, megaliths and tumuli were constructed. In the Iron Age, the territory came under the cultural influence of the Celts; the local Celtic peoples, known as the Astures, were composed of tribes such as the Luggones, the Pesicos, and others, who populated the entire area with castros (fortified hill-towns). Today the Astur Celtic influence persists in place names, such as those of rivers and mountains.