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Playa de Tapia break guidePhoto by: Mary Carmen Lopez

Playa de Tapia Surf Guide

Playa de Tapia in Asturias is a fairly exposed beach break that has consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the south southeast with some shelter here from southwest winds. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. The beach breaks offer left-handers. Often Crowded.

Playa de Tapia Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
17.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Playa de Tapia:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Playa de Tapia 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 27% of the time in December while 59% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 14% 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 Tapia Location Map

Interactive Playa de Tapia 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 Tapia is Asturias (Aviles) Airport (OVD) in Spain, 73 km (45 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Playa de Tapia is A Coruna (La Coruna) Airport (LCG), also in Spain, 120 km (75 miles) away.

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Playa de Tapia Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 7 July 2022, 15:28 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 7 7 7 6
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Swell History at Playa de Tapia

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

Wind History at Playa de Tapia

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

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