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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 7 pm Monday 20 Sep 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 19.5 °C (Statistics for 20 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 19.7 max: 21.7 min: 18.0 °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 19.5 °C (Statistics for 20 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 19.7 max: 21.7 min: 18.0 °C)

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    Deba, 132 km away
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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 (Sep 21) at 2AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.6m and 11s period with a secondary swell of 0.9m and 6s. The wind is predicted to be onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at El Arenal in the next 12 days are 2.1m 13s and forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Sep 28) at 2AM. Winds are predicted to be offshore at the time the swell arrives.

Wave TypeTime (CEST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 2AM (Tue 21st Sep)5ft (1.6m) 11s
Best Surf 2AM (Tue 28th Sep)7ft (2.1m) 13s
Most Powerful 2AM (Tue 28th Sep)7ft (2.1m) 13s

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
21
Wednesday
22
Thursday
23
Friday
24
Saturday
25
Sunday
26
Monday
27
Tuesday
28
Wednesday
29
Thursday
30
Friday
01
Sat
02
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
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T spain.htsgw.metric.24.cc23
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
1.6
NW
1.6
NW
1.6
NW
1.3
NW
1.2
NW
1.5
NW
1.3
NW
1.2
NW
1.2
NW
0.6
NW
0.9
NNW
0.7
NW
0.8
NW
0.9
NW
1
NW
0.9
NW
0.9
NNW
0.8
NW
0.6
NW
1.3
NW
1.4
NW
2.1
NW
1.9
NW
1.9
NW
1.6
NW
1.4
NW
1.4
NW
0.9
NNW
1.8
NNW
1.4
N
1.2
NNW
0.8
NNW
0.6
NW
0.6
NW
1.7
NNW
3
NNW
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10
N
10
W
5
WNW
10
SW
10
SW
5
NNE
5
S
10
SSW
10
N
5
SE
5
SSE
15
NE
5
S
5
SW
10
WNW
10
SSW
10
SSW
10
N
5
SE
5
S
10
NNE
5
SE
15
WSW
15
WNW
10
E
20
ENE
25
ENE
10
ESE
5
S
25
W
10
NW
10
WNW
10
W
5
SSE
5
S
10
NW
oncross-
on
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
offglasscrossglassglasscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
onoffoffcross-
on
offcrosscross-
on
cross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
glasscross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
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5:30AM
3.66
5:44PM
3.90
6:03AM
3.70
6:17PM
3.87
6:34AM
3.67
6:49PM
3.75
7:05AM
3.58
7:21PM
3.57
7:36AM
3.43
7:53PM
3.34
8:08AM
3.24
8:28PM
3.07
8:44AM
3.01
9:07PM
2.80
9:28AM
2.78
10:01PM
2.56
10:33AM
2.58
11:25PM
2.41
12:10PM
2.52
1:08AM
2.46
1:39PM
2.67
2:18AM
2.67
2:37PM
2.95
11:23PM
0.10
11:33AM
0.19
11:56PM
0.08
12:07PM
0.16
12:28AM
0.13
12:39PM
0.21
12:59AM
0.26
1:11PM
0.33
1:29AM
0.44
1:44PM
0.51
2:00AM
0.66
2:19PM
0.74
2:34AM
0.91
2:58PM
0.98
3:14AM
1.16
3:48PM
1.23
4:10AM
1.38
5:04PM
1.40
5:40AM
1.49
6:46PM
1.40
7:18AM
1.40
8:05PM
1.20
8:23AM
1.17

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
21
Wednesday
22
Thursday
23
Friday
24
Saturday
25
Sunday
26
Monday
27
Tuesday
28
Wednesday
29
Thursday
30
Friday
01
Sat
02
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-8:00--8:02--8:03--8:03--8:04--8:07--8:07--8:08--8:10--8:11--8:11--8:12-
--8:15--8:13--8:12--8:09--8:07--8:06--8:04--8:02--8:00--7:59--7:57--7:54

Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 16mm), heaviest on Mon night. Very mild (max 19°C on Wed afternoon, min 16°C on Tue morning). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 9mm), mostly falling on Sat morning. Warm (max 20°C on Fri afternoon, min 15°C on Fri morning). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Tue night. Warm (max 21°C on Mon afternoon, min 17°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Thu night. Warm (max 20°C on Thu afternoon, min 15°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

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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.