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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 Forecast / Cantabria / Spain

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 am Tuesday 20 Apr 2021 CEST
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El Arenal surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's El Arenal sea temperature is 12.4 °C (Statistics for 20 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 13.2 max: 14.1 min: 11.8 °C)
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El Arenal surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's El Arenal sea temperature is 12.4 °C (Statistics for 20 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 13.2 max: 14.1 min: 11.8 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at El Arenal (calm at Penacastillo 6 km from El Arenal).

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Actual: 49 min ago

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Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for El Arenal this week:

The surf forecast for El Arenal over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Apr 20) at 5AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.5m and 14s period with a secondary swell of 0.2m and 10s. The wind is predicted to be cross-shore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at El Arenal in the next 12 days are 1.5m 14s and forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Apr 20) at 5AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-shore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.9m 5s period and expected on Thursday (Apr 22) at 11PM.

Wave TypeTime (CEST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 5AM (Tue 20th Apr)5ft (1.5m) 14s
Best Surf 2PM (Tue 20th Apr)4.5ft (1.4m) 13s
Most Powerful 5AM (Tue 20th Apr)5ft (1.5m) 14s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for El Arenal over the next 12 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Tuesday
20
Wednesday
21
Thursday
22
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tuesday
27
Wednesday
28
Thursday
29
Friday
30
Saturday
01
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
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T spain.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T spain.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
T spain.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T spain.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T spain.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T spain.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
T spain.htsgw.metric.192.cc23
T spain.htsgw.metric.216.cc23
T spain.htsgw.metric.240.cc23
T spain.htsgw.metric.264.cc23
T spain.htsgw.metric.288.cc23
1.5
NW
1.4
NW
1.1
NW
1.1
NW
1.1
NW
1
NW
0.9
NW
0.8
NW
0.5
NW
0.4
NW
0.3
WNW
0.2
WNW
0.4
WNW
0.6
WNW
0.5
WNW
0.5
WNW
0.7
WNW
0.5
WNW
0.5
WNW
0.4
WNW
0.3
WNW
0.3
N
0.3
N
1.7
N
1.3
N
1.4
N
1
N
0.8
N
0.8
N
0.9
NNE
0.6
NNE
0.5
NE
0.2
WNW
0.2
WNW
0.2
WNW
0.6
NNW
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10
W
10
NNW
5
SSE
5
SSE
20
NE
5
SE
5
SSW
20
ENE
15
SE
25
SSE
25
SSE
10
SSE
10
SSE
15
NE
15
ESE
5
SSE
15
SE
10
W
5
SW
10
WNW
0
W
10
WSW
30
WNW
20
W
20
W
10
WNW
5
E
15
E
30
ENE
0
SSE
10
NNW
20
N
15
NNW
15
WNW
10
NW
35
WNW
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off
glasscrossoffoffoffoffoffcross-
on
cross-
off
offcross-
off
crossglasscross-
on
glasscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
crossglassoncross-
on
oncross-
on
oncross-
on
10:59AM
2.51
11:37PM
2.66
12:32PM
2.56
1:02AM
2.79
1:48PM
2.77
2:07AM
3.07
2:44PM
3.08
2:59AM
3.40
3:31PM
3.40
3:46AM
3.73
4:14PM
3.70
4:30AM
3.99
4:56PM
3.94
5:14AM
4.15
5:38PM
4.08
5:58AM
4.18
6:20PM
4.10
6:43AM
4.06
7:04PM
4.00
7:31AM
3.83
7:51PM
3.81
8:22AM
3.51
8:43PM
3.54
5:10PM
1.38
6:11AM
1.27
6:41PM
1.31
7:31AM
1.07
7:53PM
1.09
8:30AM
0.76
8:48PM
0.78
9:19AM
0.41
9:35PM
0.45
10:03AM
0.10
10:19PM
0.16
10:45AM
-0.12
11:03PM
-0.07
11:27AM
-0.23
11:46PM
-0.20
12:10PM
-0.21
12:31AM
-0.20
12:54PM
-0.06
1:18AM
-0.07
1:39PM
0.18
2:09AM
0.17
2:29PM
0.49

Note: the tide data above is for Santa Cruz de Bezana which is 5 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for El Arenal.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at El Arenal blow from the SSE

Tuesday
20
Wednesday
21
Thursday
22
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tuesday
27
Wednesday
28
Thursday
29
Friday
30
Saturday
01
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cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
thunderstorm
cloudy
cloudy
rain showers
light rain
moderate rain
cloudy
moderate rain
light rain
partially cloudy
light rain
partially cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
moderate rain
heavy rain
moderate rain
moderate rain
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
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7:24--7:24--7:22--7:20--7:18--7:18--7:16--7:15--7:13--7:11--7:09--7:09--
-9:04--9:05--9:06--9:07--9:08--9:09--9:10--9:12--9:13--9:15--9:15--9:16-

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 17°C on Thu night, min 10°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Sat night. Warm (max 22°C on Sat night, min 14°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 21mm), heaviest during Tue morning. Very mild (max 14°C on Mon morning, min 12°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 51mm), heaviest during Fri morning. Very mild (max 13°C on Thu afternoon, min 10°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (calm on Thu night, fresh winds from the WNW by Sat night).

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Information about the El Arenal Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for El Arenal provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at El Arenal can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our El Arenal surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (El Arenal) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for El Arenal may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

El Arenal is 8 km (5 miles) from Camargo. If you plan a holiday in Spain - Cantabria, look for hotels and other accommodation in Camargo. Camargo has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.