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Playa de Mendia ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.0

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Playa de Mendia Surf Guide

Playa de Mendia in Asturias is a fairly exposed beach break that has quite consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the south. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell angle is from the north northwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around low tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Take care to avoid the rocks.

Playa de Mendia Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
12.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Playa de Mendia:

The best conditions reported for surf at Playa de Mendia occur when a North-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Playa de Mendia 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 26% of the time in January while 45% 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.
clean
26%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
45%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
29%
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 Mendia Location Map

Interactive Playa de Mendia 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 Mendia is Santander Airport (SDR) in Spain, 60 km (37 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Playa de Mendia is Asturias (Aviles) Airport (OVD), also in Spain, 120 km (75 miles) away.

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Playa de Mendia Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 10:10 Local Time
Tuesday 13
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m) 1.3
ENE
1.5
ENE
1.6
ENE
1.5
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Period (s) 6 6 7 7
Wind (km/h) 25
E 25
ENE 25
ENE 15
ENE
Wind State cross cross cross cross

Swell History at Playa de Mendia

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

Wind History at Playa de Mendia

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

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Wave Buoys Nearest To Playa de Mendia:

We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.