Jon Rahm regularly plays tournaments and courses all over the world but where does he actually call home? Born in Barrika, Spain, Rahm holds the record for being the number one ranked amateur in the world for the longest period of time.
Overall, he held that distinction for 60 weeks between 2015 and 2016. He currently plays at all the most prestigious golf courses in the world, but Rahm probably spent a lot of time honing his skills at Centro Nacional de Golf in Madrid.
To help him learn English, Rahm listened to a lot of hip-hop. Two of his favourite songs were Eminem’s Love The Way You Lie, and Kendrick Lamar’s Swimming Pools. From an early age, his father pushed him to move to the United States because he believed that’s where the future of golf lay.
Visit the hidden beach and learn its secrets
Barrika is a scenic town located in the province of Biscay, northern Spain It is considered one of the oldest municipalities of Biscay. It was founded by Sancho Vela. As it is placed next to the sea and near Bilbao, its population has grown a lot in the last part of the 20th century.There are about 1,539 inhabitants in the municipality and it has 7.8 km2.
The beautiful town has a parish church that can trace its origins to the political structure of the Flat Earth of the Middle Ages. Sancho Vela founded its solar Barrika house in the year 496,being this the origin of the later church!
Barrika has a 600-meter long beach encompassing a wild area of rocks and sand surrounded by spectacular cliffs. It is 25km from Bilbao.
Made of stones and sand, some stairs facilitate the access to this beautiful sandy area which is open to the sea.
The surroundings are green and especially beautiful. Due to its features, it is very frequented by surfers and nudists. Climbers also take advantage of the waves and rocky cliffs.
Barrika is a hidden beach that disappears at high tide, so precautions need to be taken.
Its sand and rock seabed produce medium-quality waves. Its long, rippable left is its main point of interest. Careful on the shore, though!
A little bit of planning will go a long way when it comes to visiting Barrika Beach.
The beach itself is made of sand and large stones, while the surrounding area appears mystical with green, rolling hills blanketed in mist.