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Spectacularly fast and hollow left-breaking rivermouth wave located near the fishing village of Mundaka in Spanish Basque Country; long regarded as Europe's premier surf spot; described in 2011 by three-time world champion Tom Curren as simply "the best wave in the world."

The exquisitely foiled sandbar that creates the wave at Mundaka is made by sediment washed down the Guernica River. September through December is the best time for surf here, as the sandbar is completely filled in, air and...