Belharra wave

In the autumn and winter Europe's only giant wave forms off the Basque coast: Belharra. The name of this immense wave refers to the rocky spur which enables it to form: the Belharra Perdun.

Thanks to certain climatic conditions, a strong swell hits this underwater spur enabling a 10 to 15 metre wave to form.

This wave is only surfed by experts who are towed out by a water scooter.

Flash is required!