Yearning to go someplace we'd never been before, we made a last minute call last Friday morning and and headed down to the intriguing Basque Country for some surfing and pinchos. The Sopela Pro Junior contest was on and we felt like supporting our local team surfer Leticia Canales at her home beach. Some would argue we were in Spain, others in the Basque Country.
A crowded but fun beach!
Leticia stirring up some water in the small waves at the semi-finals.
Twin sister Loiola serves as a mental coach and is according to Leti the best person to get her focused and pumped up before a heat
The waves weren't treating our female competitors too good during the final, leaving our some what disappointed Leti in 2nd place. We were proud of her still and after her frustration settled with help of positive friends and family we got some good smiles on the pedestal and an eager guide for Saturday touristing.
Second place after Guadeloupe's Kim Veteau
Sopela has one of the most beautiful beaches on the South-west coast
Tour guide Leticia showing us the view to Punta Galea big wave site from the 160m long Vizcaya Bridge (at 45m over high-tide level) over the river floating out from Bilbao. The bridge was built in the 19th century and is a must-see if you're in the area.
Twin fun in n out of the water
Our personal favorites; Spanish omelette, green peppers, more green peppers and proper Iberico ham.