About Axier Muniain

Axi Muniain has a passion for big waves, commitment and dedication. Seeking out and surfing the toughest waves. Ocean explorer, discovering waves in the Basque Country, Morocco, Sahara but the powerful ones in Costa da Morte.

Muniain started surfing at age twelve, the following year he had begun competing. Muniain has the most amount of nominations by any European surfer for the World Surf League XXL Awards, 5x finalist. First European surfer to reach the grand finals in paddle surfing Monster Paddle Wave 2007. First in history to become the double finalist Biggest Wave and Biggest Paddle Wave 2009. One of Muniain’s highest achievements was being the first to ever paddle surf Belharra, Basque Country, 16th January 2009, many thought it was impossible to paddle until then.

Munian also owns and coaches at his surf school in Zarautz, Axi Muniain Surf Eskola. Committed to the ocean and sustainability of the environment. Beside his athletic ability; Muniain, is a seasoned motivational speak and presenter, most recently at TEDx Talks.

Muniain has dedicated a year and a half of intensive work to the construction of a mobile unit for his expeditions, demonstrating just how hard working he is. In his passion for this sport, one day he got the brilliant idea of buying a lorry and reforming it; transforming it into a workshop/mobile-home/base for his adventures.

Read more about Axier Muniain
  • Men's QS 2011
  • Avg. wave score

Event results

NamePlacePointsDefeated By
San Miguel Pro97th90-


Career stats

YearRankPointsEventsHeatsMax heat scoreBest result

Axier Muniain

Basque Country

Axier Muniain

Basque Country
  • Stance
  • First season
    2008 Men's QS
  • Age
    41 Jan 2, 1982
World Surf League
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