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El Arenal ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Crowds: 3.5
Accommodation: 2.0

Overall: 2.8

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El Arenal Surf Guide

El Arenal(Playa de Valdearenas) in Cantabria is an exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the south southeast. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the northwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Overcrowding can even make surfing hazardous.

El Arenal Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:
fairly consistent21.9°C

Surfing El Arenal:

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

Surf Forecasts:
Spain wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view El Arenal sea temperature, El Arenal photographs, El Arenal detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, El Arenal webcams, current wind from Cantabria live weather stations and El Arenal 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 El Arenal

El Arenal Surf:

Monday, 3 August 2020, 13:19 Local time
Monday 03
Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 5
WNW 10
N 15
NNE 10
Wind State glass cross-

Tide Times:

For Santa Cruz de Bezana, 5 km from El Arenal.

IS AT (local time)

El Arenal Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Penacastillo, 6 km from El Arenal.

wind obs. (10 kph from 350 degs) was rejected

Air temperature
23 °C

Current weather near El Arenal

El Arenal photo

El Arenal

Photo credit: juanjo

El Arenal Location Maps

El Arenal Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to El Arenal:

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Wave buoys nearest to El Arenal:

Tide stations nearest to El Arenal:

  • Closest tide station
    Santa Cruz de Bezana
    3 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    4 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    El Astillero
    8 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    9 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    25 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to El Arenal is Santander Airport (SDR) in Spain, 12 km (7 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to El Arenal is Bilbao Airport (BIO), also in Spain, 87 km (54 miles) away.
  • Third is Vitoria Airport (VIT) in Spain, 119 km (74 miles) away.
  • Asturias (Aviles) Airport (OVD) in Spain is 168 km (104 miles) away.
  • San Sebastian Airport (EAS), also in Spain is the fifth nearest airport to El Arenal and is 176 km (109 miles) away.
El Arenal break location map and break info