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El Sardinero - Segunda break guidePhoto by: Nacho Antolín

El Sardinero - Segunda Surf Guide

El Sardinero - Segunda in Spain - Cantabria is a fairly exposed beach and rocks break that has quite reliable surf. The best wind direction is from the west southwest. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the north northwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Beware of crowds, rocks, pollution.

El Sardinero - Segunda Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
15.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing El Sardinero - Segunda:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing El Sardinero - Segunda 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 50% of the time in January while 41% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 9% 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 Sardinero - Segunda Location Map

Interactive El Sardinero - Segunda 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 Sardinero - Segunda is Santander Airport (SDR) in Spain, 6 km (4 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to El Sardinero - Segunda is Bilbao Airport (BIO), also in Spain, 73 km (45 miles) away.

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El Sardinero - Segunda Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 18 May 2022, 16:07 Local Time
Wednesday 18Thu
Wave (m)
Period (s) 12 11 11 11
Wind (km/h)
Wind State off off off glass

Swell History at El Sardinero - Segunda

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

Wind History at El Sardinero - Segunda

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

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