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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 consistent
19.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

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:

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Interactive El Arenal 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 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.

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El Arenal Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 20 September 2021, 21:43 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 11 11 11 11
Wind (km/h)
Wind State on on glass cross-

Swell History at El Arenal

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

Wind History at El Arenal

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

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