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El Sardinero - Primera ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.8
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.7
Crowds: 2.8

Overall: 3.6

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Dancing over the waves, El Sardinero - Primera photo

El Sardinero - Primera

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El Sardinero - Primera

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derecha, El Sardinero - Primera photo

El Sardinero - Primera

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell N | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: 14.2 °C

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Sunday, 9 December 2018, 22:55 Local time
SunMonday 10
Wave (m) 6.0
Period (s) 19 18 17 17
Wind (km/h) 10
W 5
SW 10
S 10
Wind State cross-
off cross-

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Playa de Sardinero in Cantabria is a very sheltered beach break that has fairly consistent surf. Autumn and winter are the favoured times of year for waves. Offshore winds blow from the southwest with some shelter here from west winds. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the northwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It's often crowded here. Take special care here if it gets very crowded.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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For Santander, Spain, 1 km from El Sardinero - Primera.

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Air temperature
14 °C

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Overall El Sardinero - Primera Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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  • The closest passenger airport to El Sardinero - Primera is Santander Airport (SDR) in Spain, 6 km (4 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to El Sardinero - Primera is Bilbao Airport (BIO), also in Spain, 73 km (45 miles) away.
  • Third is Vitoria Airport (VIT) in Spain, 108 km (67 miles) away.
  • San Sebastian Airport (EAS) in Spain is 162 km (101 miles) away.
  • Asturias (Aviles) Airport (OVD), also in Spain is the fifth nearest airport to El Sardinero - Primera and is 182 km (113 miles) away.
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