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Playa de la Concha Surf Guide

Playa de la Concha in Cantabria is a quite exposed river break that has reliable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the southwest with some shelter here from west winds. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the northwest. Prevailing left breaking waves at the river break. Best around mid tide. Sometimes crowded. Beware of rocks,crowds and polluition.

Playa de la Concha Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
12.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Playa de la Concha:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Playa de la Concha 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 48% of the time in January while 26% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 26% 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 Concha Location Map

Interactive Playa de la Concha 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 la Concha is Santander Airport (SDR) in Spain, 18 km (11 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Playa de la Concha is Bilbao Airport (BIO), also in Spain, 93 km (58 miles) away.

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Playa de la Concha Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 18 January 2022, 01:50 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 11 11 11 11
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Playa de la Concha

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

Wind History at Playa de la Concha

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

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