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Playa de Ris break guidePhoto by: RafaMG

Playa de Ris Surf Guide

Playa de Ris in Cantabria is a reasonably exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the southeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around high tide. Likely to be crowded if working. Crowds may reach hazard levels at this break - consider wearing a lid.

Playa de Ris Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
14.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Playa de Ris:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Playa de Ris 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.
clean
31%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
42%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
27%
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 Ris Location Map

Interactive Playa de Ris 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 Ris is Santander Airport (SDR) in Spain, 26 km (16 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Playa de Ris is Bilbao Airport (BIO), also in Spain, 53 km (33 miles) away.

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Playa de Ris Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 6 December 2021, 04:01 Local Time
Monday 06
4AM7AM10AM1PM
Wave (m)
3.5
NNW
3.5
NNW
3
NNW
2.5
NNW
Period (s) 13 13 13 13
Wind (km/h)
25
30
20
15
Wind State on cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off

Swell History at Playa de Ris

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

Wind History at Playa de Ris

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

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