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Asturias - West Surfing

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In Asturias, the mountains run close to the coast, which means a much more rugged coastline than both Cantabria and the Basque Country. It has steep cliffs and very difficult access. There are many rocky coves with small offshore islets either blocking the swell or causing interference to the waves. These areas are, therefore, not particularly good for surfing. However, there are also some excellent beachbreaks, many of which face west and are unaffected by the NE sea breezes that blow during summer. There are a few spots that only come into their own during the larger swells of winter, including the regional classic Rodiles. These work up to a reasonable size but tend not to handle the largest swells. Crowds are not a major factor in Asturias. Surfing tends to be highly concentrated at a handful of spots such as Salinas, near the heavily populated industrial centre of Avilés, a few areas near the city of Gijón, and at Tapia, which is now a well-known contest site. Outside of these areas you can often find totally uncrowded surf. Surfboards are practically all shortboards, although there is a growing longboard movement in Salinas. There are few surf shops and most equipment is brought in from Cantabria or the Basque Country. Notable spots include Rodiles, a rivermouth left-hander in a beautiful setting, similar to Mundaka, El Mongol, a powerful right-hander in the centre of Gijón, and the solid beachbreaks at Tapia. Asturias is more consistent than those areas further west and a good place to visit during spring, summer and autumn.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
                       
7 - 12°C
4/3
9 - 15°C
4/3
13 - 19°C
3/2
16 - 22°C
3/2
14 - 20°C
3/2
9 - 14°C
4/3
+ Epic left rivermouth
+ Exploration potential
+ Consistent in winter
+ Many exposed beachbreaks
- Wet and windy
- Cold winter water
- Needs bigger swells
- Flat, crowed in summer
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Guide icon Forecast icon Tapia de Casariego Star Star Star Grey Star Grey Star 9ft 15secs 300° 9mph Light Rain No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
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W - N Southerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Salinas y Espartal Star Star Star Star Grey Star 5.5ft 15secs 300° 4mph Brief Showers No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
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W - N South Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Xivares Star Star Star Star Star 7ft 15secs 303° 4mph Cloudy No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Peñarronda Star Star Star Grey Star Grey Star 9ft 15secs 300° 9mph Light Rain No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
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W - N Southerly Low to Mid Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Frejulfe Star Star Star Star Grey Star 8.5ft 15secs 304° 7mph Light Rain and Fog No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
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W - N Southerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Otur Star Star Star Star Grey Star 8.5ft 15secs 304° 7mph Light Rain and Fog No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
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W - N Southerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Playón de Bayas Star Star Star Star Grey Star 5.5ft 15secs 300° 4mph Brief Showers No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
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W - N South Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Xago Star Star Star Star Grey Star 5.5ft 15secs 300° 4mph Brief Showers No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
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W - N South Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Verdicio Star Star Star Star Grey Star 5.5ft 15secs 300° 4mph Brief Showers No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
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W - N South Easterly Low to Mid Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon San Lorenzo Star Star Star Star Star 7ft 15secs 298° 4mph Cloudy No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
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W - N Southerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Peñarrubia Star Star Star Star Star 7ft 15secs 298° 4mph Cloudy No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Uneven Reef 10
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W - N South Easterly Low Tide Only