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Playa de Arenillas Surf Guide

Playa de Arenillas in Cantabria is a sheltered beach break that has consistent surf. Autumn and winter are the favoured times of year for waves. Offshore winds are from the south with some shelter here from west winds. Surfable in an onshore breeze Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up.

Playa de Arenillas Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
12.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Playa de Arenillas:

The best conditions reported for surf at Playa de Arenillas 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 Playa de Arenillas (for consistent clean waves)?

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Playa de Arenillas with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 22% of the time in December while 28% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 50% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
22%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
28%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
50%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Playa de Arenillas Location Map

Interactive Playa de Arenillas 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 Playa de Arenillas is Santander Airport (SDR) in Spain, 12 km (7 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Playa de Arenillas is Bilbao Airport (BIO), also in Spain, 66 km (41 miles) away.

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Playa de Arenillas Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 18 January 2022, 01:28 Local Time
MonTuesday 18
10PM1AM4AM7AM
Wave (m)
1.1
NW
1
NW
0.9
NNW
0.8
NNW
Period (s) 11 11 11 11
Wind (km/h)
15
10
10
5
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
off

Swell History at Playa de Arenillas

Surf stats for Playa de Arenillas, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Playa de Arenillas

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

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