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Playa de Arenillas ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.7

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Playa de Arenillas Spot ID

Arenillas Pleamar, Playa de Arenillas photo

Playa de Arenillas

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Type: beach

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind S

Sea Temperature Today is: 14.2 °C

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Sunday, 9 December 2018, 23:37 Local time
SunMonday 10
Wave (m) 5.0
Period (s) 19 18 17 16
Wind (km/h) 15
W 10
WSW 10
SSW 10
Wind State cross cross-
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Playa de Arenillas in Cantabria is a sheltered beach break that has consistent surf. Autumn and winter are the favoured times of year for waves. Offshore winds are from the south with some shelter here from west winds. Surfable in an onshore breeze Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up.

Spain wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Ajo, 6 km from Playa de Arenillas.

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Playa de Arenillas Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Santander, 7 km from Playa de Arenillas.


Air temperature
13 °C

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Overall Playa de Arenillas Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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Town and city forecasts close to Playa de Arenillas:

  • Closest city location
    Santander (Spain)
    9 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Camargo (Spain)
    12 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Torrelavega (Spain)
    20 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    25 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Getxo (Spain)
    35 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Playa de Arenillas is Santander Airport (SDR) in Spain, 12 km (7 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Playa de Arenillas is Bilbao Airport (BIO), also in Spain, 66 km (41 miles) away.
  • Third is Vitoria Airport (VIT) in Spain, 102 km (63 miles) away.
  • San Sebastian Airport (EAS) in Spain is 154 km (96 miles) away.
  • Anglet (Biarritz-bayonne) Airport (BIQ) in France is the fifth nearest airport to Playa de Arenillas and is 175 km (109 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.