About Playa de Somo

High quality, consistent beachbreak that can produce well-defined banks that generally work through the tides. This - plus the views across to Santander - ensures that when it's on, it draws a crowd. Long and dune backed, it joins with Loredo to create a massive beach. Maxes out when big.

Source: Playa de Somo Surf Guide

Ability Level

Beginner - intermediate

Beg Int Adv

Beginners when small, popular with surf schools, gets punchy when bigger.

Local Vibe

Doable

Welcoming Intimidating

Pretty mellow except when busy.

Crowd Factor

Moderate

Mellow Heavy

Popular when good due to proximity to city, but plenty of room to spread out.

Spot Rating

Fun

Poor Perfect

Long, consistent beach with many sandbanks, super fun.

Shoulder Burn

Medium

Light Exhausting

Big paddle out, watch out for rips.

Water Quality

Fair

Clean Dirty

OK in summer, usually poor after rain due to rivermouth.

Additional Information

Hazards

Powerful waves and strong rips when size picks up.

Access

Big Beachfront car park in the village.

Bring Your

Shortboard, funboard, fish, longboard, bodyboard

Seabed

Sand

Best Season

Works year round but best September - November.

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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