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El Brusco ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 2.7

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El Brusco break guidePhoto by: Vhea

El Brusco Surf Guide

El Brusco in Cantabria is a reasonably exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds blow from the south. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Best around high tide. Often Crowded. Take special care here if it gets very crowded.

El Brusco Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
17.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing El Brusco:

The best conditions reported for surf at El Brusco 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 El Brusco (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing El Brusco with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 33% of the time in January while 45% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 22% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
33%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
45%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
22%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore El Brusco Location Map

Interactive El Brusco 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 Brusco is Santander Airport (SDR) in Spain, 28 km (17 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to El Brusco is Bilbao Airport (BIO), also in Spain, 50 km (31 miles) away.

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El Brusco Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 23 October 2020, 13:55 Local Time
Friday 23
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m) 1.0
NW
1.2
NW
1.6
NW
1.5
NW
Period (s) 10 10 9 8
Wind (km/h) 5
WSW 20
W 20
WNW 10
W
Wind State cross-
off
cross cross-
on
cross

Swell History at El Brusco

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

Wind History at El Brusco

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

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