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Playa los Frailes ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.4

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Playa los Frailes Surf Guide

Playa los Frailes in Asturias is a sheltered beach break that has pretty consitent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the southwest. Surfable in an onshore breeze Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. Best around low tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Dangerous rips are a hazard of surfing here.

Playa los Frailes Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s33.4
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
12.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Playa los Frailes:

The best conditions reported for surf at Playa los Frailes 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 los Frailes (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Playa los Frailes 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.
clean
26%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
7%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
67%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Playa los Frailes Location Map

Interactive Playa los Frailes 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 los Frailes is Santander Airport (SDR) in Spain, 75 km (47 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Playa los Frailes is Asturias (Aviles) Airport (OVD), also in Spain, 105 km (65 miles) away.

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Playa los Frailes Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 07:12 Local Time
Tuesday 13
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m) 0.5
NNW
0.9
ENE
0.3
NNW
0.2
NNW
Period (s) 7 6 7 7
Wind (km/h) 15
ESE 20
ESE 25
E 30
E
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Playa los Frailes

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

Wind History at Playa los Frailes

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

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Wave Buoys Nearest To Playa los Frailes:

We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.