There is a wave that breaks on the cliffs of La Cantera-Cueto, in Santander (Cantabria). It is La Vaca Gigante, a wave that only occurs in this area between October and March. Organized by the ObsessionA2 sports club, La Vaca Gigante, Punta Galea and the Illa Pancha Challenge are the extreme surfing events that take place in Spain. These cross borders and have been consolidated as some of the most relevant giant wave competitions in Europe.
This international big wave surfing championship surprises spectators, as it is only held when conditions are optimal in terms of wave height and safety. With a week's notice, when the swell and wind forecast is ideal, these waves can rise up to 6 or 8 meters high. This is equivalent to the height of a three-story building.
Are you going to miss out? Enjoy the full La Vaca Gigante competition.
Surfers have been waiting for this moment, and the day has finally arrived. La Vaca Gigante will be held in 2022 after a 3 year break.
The organizers have worked very hard to ensure that this giant wave surfing competition attracts the attention of spectators from all over Cantabria. Thanks to the efforts of workers, surfers, collaborators, institutions and sponsors, the extreme surfing event in the north of Spain is back.