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Playa de Galizano Surf Guide

Playa de Galizano in Cantabria is a fairly exposed beach reef and point break that has dependable surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the southeast. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the northwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right and there is a right hand reef break as well. Best around low tide. Often Crowded.

Playa de Galizano Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
14.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Playa de Galizano:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Playa de Galizano 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 31% of the time in December while 42% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 27% 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 Galizano Location Map

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

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Playa de Galizano Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 6 December 2021, 02:33 Local Time
Monday 06
Wave (m)
Period (s) 13 12 12 12
Wind (km/h)
Wind State on cross-

Swell History at Playa de Galizano

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

Wind History at Playa de Galizano

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

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