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Playa de Somo Surf Guide

Playa de Somo in Cantabria is a sheltered beach break that has reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the southeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the north northwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. When the surf is up, crowds are likely Take special care here if it gets very crowded.

Playa de Somo Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
21.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Playa de Somo:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Playa de Somo 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 17% of the time in December while 33% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 50% 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 Somo Location Map

Interactive Playa de Somo 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 Somo is Santander Airport (SDR) in Spain, 7 km (4 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Playa de Somo is Bilbao Airport (BIO), also in Spain, 70 km (43 miles) away.

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Playa de Somo Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 14 August 2022, 11:39 Local Time
Sunday 14
Wave (m)
Period (s) 5 6 6 6
Wind (km/h)
Wind State glass cross-

Swell History at Playa de Somo

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

Wind History at Playa de Somo

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

Playa de Somo Reviews:

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Based on 23 votes.
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  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s33.4
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s43.7
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s32.6
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s22.1
  • Crowds:Icon  s22.2
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Jose from Spain
“Los locales mayores peludos y gordos que van de pros por la vida con la edad que tienen (cincuentas)ya podrian aprender modales. Miradas de perros cuando has pedido disculpas por saltar una ola que ni siquiera llegaban. Menos mal que son unos poquitos solo. La humildad no la conocen ni en pintura
Los niñatos y niñatas q llevan 2 añitos en el surf remando con cara de Slaters tambien me ponen nervioso. El surf da asquito y llevo mas de la mitad de mi vida en él. A pasarlo bien señores, que ésto es un deporte sano. Las gilipolleces para el futbol.”

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