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Ajo break guidePhoto by: Unai Acedo

Ajo Surf Guide

Ajo(Playa de Cuberris) in Cantabria is an exposed beach break that has very consistent surf and works all around the year. The best wind direction is from the south. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around low tide. Likely to be crowded if working. Watch out for rips / crowds.

Ajo Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
15.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Ajo:

The best conditions reported for surf at Ajo occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Ajo (for consistent clean waves)?

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Ajo with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 50% of the time in December while 44% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 6% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Ajo Location Map

Interactive Ajo surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Ajo is Santander Airport (SDR) in Spain, 18 km (11 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Ajo is Bilbao Airport (BIO), also in Spain, 61 km (38 miles) away.

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Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 2 December 2022, 16:51 Local Time
Friday 02Sat
Wave (m)
Period (s) 16 15 15 14
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross cross cross-

Swell History at Ajo

Surf stats for Ajo, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Ajo

Wind stats for Ajo, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Ajo Reviews:

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Based on 6 votes.
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  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s32.5
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s32.8
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s22.0
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s11.3
  • Crowds:Icon  s11.2
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