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Playa de la Cagonera Surf Guide

Playa de la Cagonera in Asturias is a sheltered beach break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the southwest. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. The beach breaks favour lefts. Best around low tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Dangerous rips are a hazard of surfing here.

Playa de la Cagonera Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
13.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Playa de la Cagonera:

The best conditions reported for surf at Playa de la Cagonera occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Playa de la Cagonera 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 7% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 67% 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 la Cagonera Location Map

Interactive Playa de la Cagonera 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 nearest passenger airport to Playa de la Cagonera is Asturias (Aviles) Airport (OVD) in Spain, which is 34 km (21 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Playa de la Cagonera is Santander Airport (SDR), also in Spain, 145 km (90 miles) away.

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Playa de la Cagonera Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 29 March 2023, 06:04 Local Time
Wednesday 29
Wave (m)
Period (s) 15 14 14 14
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Playa de la Cagonera

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

Wind History at Playa de la Cagonera

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

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