• Imanol Yeregi
  • Imanol Yeregi

Imanol Yeregi

Surfing Ambassador

Hometown

Zumaia, Basque Country, Spain

Resides

Zumaia, Basque Country, Spain

At the age of 6, Imanol began surfing and fishing in the waters off Zumaia, a small coastal town in the Basque Country of northern Spain. Through these early experiences, Imanol formed a bond with the sea, one so strong that he says “I feel very attached to the sea, and all the things I do are joined to him.” From a young age, Imanol watched pro surfers Aritz Aranburu and Axi Muniain, who also hail from the Basque region, surfing at Rokaputa, a local surf spot known for delivering stellar waves. “Now catching those big waves is what I like the most,” he says. Imanol is also passionate about fishing and diving because his grandfather was an angler.
Career Highlights
  • Caught first wave when he was 6 years old
  • 2015 Spanish Champion
  • Ninth-place finish at Lacanau Pro
  • Winner of the biggest wave paddle awards in the Basque Country