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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 El sardinero

Spain, Cantabria

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 43° 28.534' N
Longitude: 3° 47.033' W

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beach in the city. residential zone. Hotels, restaurants, casino. Pubs

English (Translate this text in English): beach in the city. residential zone. Hotels, restaurants, casino. Pubs

English (Translate this text in English): beach in the city. residential zone. Hotels, restaurants, casino. Pubs

English (Translate this text in English): beach in the city. residential zone. Hotels, restaurants, casino. Pubs

DistanceIn the city

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name sardi

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualitySloppy

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencySometimes break

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerFast, Powerful

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorth, NorthWest

Good wind directionSouthWest, South

Swell sizeStarts working at 2m-2.5m / 6ft-8ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft

Best tide positionMid and high tide

Best tide movementRising tide

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Week crowdCrowded

Week-end crowdUltra crowded

Webcam urlhttp://www.sardicam.com/ 

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 Additional Information

This spot starts wortking at 2m, so the wave has always a lot of energy and break very powerful. I had there some serious holddowns and contact with the sandy bottom. So in my opinion this spot is most of the time no suitable for beginners. The left part of the beach (Sardinero II) picks up less swell then the right part.
On the wall of the Hotel Chiqui starts a left wave usually taken by bodyboarders, but the takeoff zone is tight and the atmosphere very very competetive.

English (Translate this text in English): This spot starts wortking at 2m, so the wave has always a lot of energy and break very powerful. I had there some serious holddowns and contact with the sandy bottom. So in my opinion this spot is most of the time no suitable for beginners. The left part of the beach (Sardinero II) picks up less swell then the right part.
On the wall of the Hotel Chiqui starts a left wave usually taken by bodyboarders, but the takeoff zone is tight and the atmosphere very very competetive.

English (Translate this text in English): This spot starts wortking at 2m, so the wave has always a lot of energy and break very powerful. I had there some serious holddowns and contact with the sandy bottom. So in my opinion this spot is most of the time no suitable for beginners. The left part of the beach (Sardinero II) picks up less swell then the right part.
On the wall of the Hotel Chiqui starts a left wave usually taken by bodyboarders, but the takeoff zone is tight and the atmosphere very very competetive.

English (Translate this text in English): This spot starts wortking at 2m, so the wave has always a lot of energy and break very powerful. I had there some serious holddowns and contact with the sandy bottom. So in my opinion this spot is most of the time no suitable for beginners. The left part of the beach (Sardinero II) picks up less swell then the right part.
On the wall of the Hotel Chiqui starts a left wave usually taken by bodyboarders, but the takeoff zone is tight and the atmosphere very very competetive.

Atmosphere

Most of the time a good atmosphere, but on weekends and good conditions this spot is supercrowded with some bad vibes.

English (Translate this text in English): Most of the time a good atmosphere, but on weekends and good conditions this spot is supercrowded with some bad vibes.

English (Translate this text in English): Most of the time a good atmosphere, but on weekends and good conditions this spot is supercrowded with some bad vibes.

English (Translate this text in English): Most of the time a good atmosphere, but on weekends and good conditions this spot is supercrowded with some bad vibes.

General

This spot is a option for the big days. Often offshore when everwhere else is choppy and onshore. But the wave breaks often close out...too often, maybe 9 from 10 waves are no surfable. Nevertheless when the wave is on there are the crowds on it, due it´s location in the city.

English (Translate this text in English): This spot is a option for the big days. Often offshore when everwhere else is choppy and onshore. But the wave breaks often close out...too often, maybe 9 from 10 waves are no surfable. Nevertheless when the wave is on there are the crowds on it, due it´s location in the city.

English (Translate this text in English): This spot is a option for the big days. Often offshore when everwhere else is choppy and onshore. But the wave breaks often close out...too often, maybe 9 from 10 waves are no surfable. Nevertheless when the wave is on there are the crowds on it, due it´s location in the city.

English (Translate this text in English): This spot is a option for the big days. Often offshore when everwhere else is choppy and onshore. But the wave breaks often close out...too often, maybe 9 from 10 waves are no surfable. Nevertheless when the wave is on there are the crowds on it, due it´s location in the city.

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El sardinero
By kingburrito
Jan 17, 2010
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El sardinero
By kingburrito
Jan 13, 2010
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El sardinero
By kingburrito
Dec 25, 2009
- Got some perfect weather for Christmas morning... sun!  Still a bit chilly with the 3/2... Sardi was small but clean, nice and peaky with some decent shoulders to be had.  Took one left that just barely cleared the rocks at the beginning of
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El sardinero
By kingburrito
Dec 3, 2009
- started raining heavily and I had stuff on the beach, so I didnt surf long
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El sardinero
By skan
Apr 5, 2008
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Trip: Santander I (Es)
By skan
From Apr 1, 2008 to Apr 8, 2008
I giro a Santader.. cattive condizoni climatiche freddo e umidità hanno ridotto le uscite e la possibilità di migliorare il mio surf
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By Anonymous , 13-01-2007

- Don't think there is any sharks - this simpleton is clearly out of his mind. There is a lot of closeouts, however, and it tends to be crowded. The liencres crew all pile in when that gets maxed out. I lived 5 mins walk away for a year and only surfed it a couple of times because it's so closed out.

By anonymous , 29-03-2005

.. - Well I guess that makes me numbero uno.. Let me tell yo people about this spot..not very know to most people is that this place atracts alot of sharks..small ones..but they seem to like it out here..so do those jellyfish..and gaint lobsters. When the swell comes from the West a nasty ripcurrent can turn this place into the longest paddling session you've ever done..and last but not least..the killer-kamikaze seagulls..you don't want to mess with them believe you me..they go for the eyes and attack in group. I can see wh nobody has ever posted a message about this spot..maby because none now live to tell their story. But seriously you should check this spot out..on a medium-sized day this place is alot of fun..and not a living soul out there..or is there..?H

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