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El Mongol break guide

El Mongol Surf Guide

El Mongol in Asturias is a fairly exposed reef break that usually has waves. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the southeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the north northwest. A right hand reef. Best around high tide. Often Crowded. Watch out for rocks.

El Mongol Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
16.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing El Mongol:

The best conditions reported for surf at El Mongol occur when a North-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf El Mongol (for consistent clean waves)?

octoberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing El Mongol with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of October. Clean surfable waves are typically found 37% of the time in October while 34% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 29% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore El Mongol Location Map

Interactive El Mongol 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 nearest passenger airport to El Mongol is Asturias (Aviles) Airport (OVD) in Spain, which is 30 km (19 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to El Mongol is Santander Airport (SDR), also in Spain, 150 km (93 miles) away.

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El Mongol Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 28 May 2023, 08:37 Local Time
Sunday 28
Wave (m)
Period (s) 10 10 10 9
Wind (km/h)
Wind State on cross-
cross cross

Swell History at El Mongol

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

Wind History at El Mongol

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

El Mongol Reviews:

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Based on 2 votes.
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  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s55.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s54.5
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s43.5
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s11.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s22.0
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Mariano from United States
“The name used for this surf spot is very offensive. We have want people to use the alternative name of El Maritimo. I grew up in Gijon and we always called that spot El Maritimo, in reference to a residence, El Sanatorio Maritimo, close by that has serve people with Developmental Disabilities for decades. The name Mongol is a derogatory word in Spanish to refer to people with Down Syndrome.

People with Down Syndrome and their families really resent the use of this word. Please help us end this practice.”

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