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Asturias - East 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, crowded summers
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  Forecast Surf Report Stormrider Guide
Guide icon Forecast icon Rodiles Star Star Star Star Grey Star 7.5ft 16secs 291° 6mph Sunny No Reports Available. No Data Available Sand 10
5
W - N South Westerly Low Tide Only
Guide icon Forecast icon Arenal de Moris Star Star Star Star Grey Star 7.5ft 16secs 291° 6mph Sunny No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
2
W - N Southerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Playa España Star Star Star Star Star 7.5ft 16secs 291° 6mph Sunny No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
3
NW - N Southerly Low to Mid Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Playa Vega Star Star Star Star 2.5ft 17secs 308° 5mph Fair No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
2
W - N Southerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Ribadesella Star Star Star Star 2.5ft 17secs 308° 5mph Fair No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
2
W - N Southerly Low to Mid Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon San Antolin Star Star Star Star 2.5ft 17secs 308° 5mph Fair No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
2
W - N Southerly All Tides