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Playa de Cueva break guidePhoto by: Nick Brick

Playa de Cueva Surf Guide

Playa de Cueva in Asturias is a quite exposed river break that only works once in a while. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the southeast with some shelter here from southwest winds. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the northwest. Waves at the river are both lefts and rights. Best around high tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Dangerous rips are a hazard of surfing here.

Playa de Cueva Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
13.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Playa de Cueva:

The best conditions reported for surf at Playa de Cueva occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Playa de Cueva (for consistent clean waves)?

octoberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Playa de Cueva 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 36% of the time in October while 41% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 23% 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 Playa de Cueva Location Map

Interactive Playa de Cueva 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 Cueva is Asturias (Aviles) Airport (OVD) in Spain, 36 km (22 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Playa de Cueva is A Coruna (La Coruna) Airport (LCG), also in Spain, 156 km (97 miles) away.

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Playa de Cueva Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 6 February 2023, 03:24 Local Time
Monday 06
Wave (m)
Period (s) 12 15 14 13
Wind (km/h)
Wind State off off cross-

Swell History at Playa de Cueva

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

Wind History at Playa de Cueva

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

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