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Playa de Arenillas ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.4

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Playa de Arenillas Spot ID

Type: river

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.5 °C

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Thursday, 18 October 2018, 11:16 Local time
Thursday 18
Wave (m) 1.4
Period (s) 13 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 0
NNW 10
NW 5
Wind State glass cross cross cross

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Playa de Arenillas in Cantabria is a fairly exposed river break that does not work very often. Autumn and winter are the favoured times of year for waves. Ideal winds are from the southwest. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the best swell direction is from the northwest. The river breaks favour rights. Best around low tide. Rarely crowded here. Crowds may reach hazard levels at this break - consider wearing a lid.

Spain wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Playa de Brazomar, 9 km from Playa de Arenillas.

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Playa de Arenillas Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Santullan Castro Urdiales wx, 10 km from Playa de Arenillas.


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Air temperature
16.0 °C

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Overall Playa de Arenillas Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

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Playa de Arenillas Location Map

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Tide stations nearest to Playa de Arenillas:

  • Closest tide station
    6 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    8 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    12 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    15 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    16 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Playa de Arenillas:

  • Closest city location
    5 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Santurtzi (Spain)
    15 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Algorta (Spain)
    16 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Getxo (Spain)
    16 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Portugalete (Spain)
    16 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Playa de Arenillas is Bilbao Airport (BIO) in Spain, 34 km (21 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Playa de Arenillas is Santander Airport (SDR), also in Spain, 42 km (26 miles) away.
  • Third is Vitoria Airport (VIT) in Spain, 75 km (47 miles) away.
  • San Sebastian Airport (EAS) in Spain is 123 km (76 miles) away.
  • Anglet (Biarritz-bayonne) Airport (BIQ) in France is the fifth nearest airport to Playa de Arenillas and is 144 km (89 miles) away.
Playa de Arenillas break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Playa de Arenillas, Cantabria. Use the tab navigation above to view Playa de Arenillas sea temperature, Playa de Arenillas photographs, Playa de Arenillas detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Playa de Arenillas webcams, current wind from Cantabria live weather stations and Playa de Arenillas tide predictions. The Spain (Europe) swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Spain (Europe) and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Spain (Europe) wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Playa de Arenillas.