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


Welcoming Intimidating

Pretty mellow except when busy.

Crowd Factor


Mellow Heavy

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

Spot Rating


Poor Perfect

Long, consistent beach with many sandbanks, super fun.

Shoulder Burn


Light Exhausting

Big paddle out, watch out for rips.

Water Quality


Clean Dirty

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

Additional Information


Powerful waves and strong rips when size picks up.


Big Beachfront car park in the village.

Bring Your

Shortboard, funboard, fish, longboard, bodyboard



Best Season

Works year round but best September - November.

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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