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Playa de Niembro Surf Guide

Playa de Niembro in Asturias is a sheltered beach break that only works once in a while. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the south. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the optimum swell angle is from the northwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around low tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Take care of the strong rips here.

Playa de Niembro Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
18.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Playa de Niembro:

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

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Playa de Niembro with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 14% of the time in February while 22% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 64% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
14%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
22%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
64%
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 Niembro Location Map

Interactive Playa de Niembro 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 Niembro is Santander Airport (SDR) in Spain, 76 km (47 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Playa de Niembro is Asturias (Aviles) Airport (OVD), also in Spain, 104 km (65 miles) away.

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Playa de Niembro Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 7 July 2022, 15:32 Local Time
Thursday 07Fri
5PM8PM11PM2AM
Wave (m)
0.9
N
0.9
N
0.9
N
0.8
N
Period (s) 7 7 6 6
Wind (km/h)
15
10
10
10
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross cross-
off

Swell History at Playa de Niembro

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

Wind History at Playa de Niembro

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

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