About Cadiz

The town beach Playa de Santa Maria del Mar is hemmed in between two rocky groynes, that help the sand collect and give the banks a bit of form. A small beach with short, intense waves and a large intense crew. Best low to mid as gets backwash at high and closes out when big.

Source: Cadiz Surf Guide

Ability Level

Beginner - intermediate

Beg Int Adv

Beginners stick to small, low tide days.

Local Vibe

Intimidating

Welcoming Intimidating

Competitive, intense, some localism.

Crowd Factor

Moderate

Mellow Heavy

Small spot with big crowd.

Spot Rating

Fun

Poor Perfect

Short, wedgy lefts and rights - not a classic but fun.

Shoulder Burn

Light

Light Exhausting

Pretty mellow.

Water Quality

Fair

Clean Dirty

Not great, very bad after rains.

Additional Information

Hazards

Main city spot so can be human soup.

Access

There's no real parking.

Bring Your

Shortboard, fish, bodyboard

Seabed

Sand

Best Season

Needs a bigger swell so better autumn through to spring - Sept - March.

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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