Best beaches for surfing
  • Best beaches for surfing
  • Best beaches for surfing
  • Best beaches for surfing
  • Best beaches for surfing
  • Best beaches for surfing
  • Best beaches for surfing
  • Best beaches for surfing
  • Best beaches for surfing
  • Best beaches for surfing
  • Best beaches for surfing

The best waves

Of the more than 200 beaches that flood the Asturian geography -345 kilometers of coastline-, perhaps the most appropriate for this sport, the ones that sound the most, those that have an implanted localism, where the legend of the waves raises more expectation or where the different championships have created a surfer trajectory, are the ones that we suggest you visit if you are lovers of this sport.

Perhaps the best known at the national level are that of Rodiles in the municipality of Villaviciosa and the beach of Salinas in the municipality of Castrillón.
We take a tour of some of them. To surf!



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1 · Rodiles Beach

One of the best beaches in northern Spain for this sport. It offers different possibilities. At low tide, at the western tip of the sand, there are strong and long waves on the left. At high tide and to the East, very good peaks emerge. The beach is located in a natural reserve of great beauty. It is popularly stated that here we will find some of the best waves on the peninsula, a tube to the mouth of the estuary many times compared to Mundaka.

The beach of Rodiles

The beach of Rodiles

Beach of the Orient of Asturias. A minimum description that circulates on the network explains that Rodiles is…

2 · Salinas Beach, Castrillón

Oriented to the Northwest like most of the best surfing beaches in Asturias, it is considered one of the most appropriate for surfing. As it is a large beach, you can find everything along the route. There are an infinity of left and right peaks, and on the side of the Espartal, to the west, there is a very good right bar. It is surfed from 2 to 12 feet. Hold a lot of sea. It is usually crowded with surfers, as it is close to crowded areas.

Salinas Beach and El Espartal

Salinas Beach and El Espartal

We talk about one of the largest sandy areas of the Principality in the town of Salinas, in the…

3 · La Grande Beach, Tapia de Casariego

At the western end of the Asturian coast is one of the first beaches dedicated to surfing in the entire Principality. The usual venue for a European championship, this blue flag beach has two spots: one with a sand break that gives waves from right to left, and another with a stone break and an ideal left wave at mid-tide. The beach is small but with excellent conditions for flying.

Beaches of Tapia

Beaches of Tapia

Tapia has a lot of coastline, cliffs…

4 · San Lorenzo Beach, Gijón

Urban and busy beach, one of the largest in Asturias with 1,5 km in length. Throughout it, various peaks form from right to left. On favorable days it works with all tides, although at high tide it forms contrawaves. At low tide, on the eastern side of the beach a long wave breaks, with sections and a lot of fun. Stairs 9 and 10 are a mythical meeting point for surfers. One of the enclaves with the greatest tradition and roots in the entire Principality, with a surf club included.

San Lorenzo beach, Gijón

Beach of San Lorenzo, Gijón

The Paseo del Muro and the San Lorenzo beach draw one of the best known maritime facades and ...

5 · Xagó Beach, Avilés

It doesn't need a lot of sea, so you can catch waves in both summer and winter. Being very open, it works with little sea. On both sides of the beach there are very good waves at low tide, although it also works at high tide. It is usually quite crowded because it is near surfing centers such as Avilés or Salinas.

Xago Beach

Xagó Beach

The beach of Xagó is a wild space, a large cove of 2 kilometers rectilinear in which…

6 · Santa Marina Beach, Ribadesella

Urban beach that is oriented to the Northeast, so it is sheltered from all winds, except from the North. Holds a lot of sea, several peaks are formed. It has a surfing tradition, you will always find people in the water, especially in summer (only the classics in winter).

Santa Marina beach

Santa Marina beach

There are few beaches in the Cantabrian Sea that draw such a spectacular panoramic view and that are surrounded…

7 · Vega Beach, Ribadesella

Very open beach with Northwest orientation. When conditions are favorable it gives good left and right waves. It does not hold a lot of sea, so we could call it a summer beach.

The Vega Beach

The Vega Beach

Beach of the East of Asturias. Vega beach, in Ribadesella, is a huge rugged corner, for …

8 · Otur Beach, Valdés

Also known as «Brutal Beach». It is a small beach, it has left and right peaks that break into sandy bottoms. It does not hold much sea. The favorable wind is the Southwest.

Otur Beach

Otur Beach

Located at the western end of the municipality of Valdés, it is located in the vicinity of the town…

9 · Frejulfe Beach, Navia

Like all beaches with better breakers, it is oriented to the Northwest. Create powerful and strong waves, with sections.

The beach of Frejulfe

The beach of Frejulfe

Beach on the western coast of Asturias. We arrived at this beautiful maritime area and, without yet knowing its…

10 · Peñarronda Beach, Navia

North orientation. It gives waves with a lot of quality, with bars or right and left peaks. It works with high and low tides, but the best is mid-tide.

Peñarronda beach

The beach of Peñarronda

Beach on the western coast of Asturias. A natural treasure that goes unnoticed if we look at it from the…

· The Mongol (Gijón). There is a good right wave with different sections that can be caught whenever there is a lot of sea. Its bottom is rocks, which makes it dangerous because, depending on the tides, you have to avoid them.

· Peñarrubia (Gijón). Good waves depending on the tides, although it holds a lot of sea. It is a beach with sand and boulder backgrounds. There is a flat reef that gives good waves and not very dangerous.

· Cueva Beach (Valdés). Oriented to the Northeast. Good waves left and right especially at low tide and rising, at mid tide. It is an open beach with a sandy bottom. Its favorable winds are the Northeast and the South.

Spain Beach (Villaviciosa). It is oriented to the North, so its favorable winds are Southwest-Southeast. Its bottom is sand and flat rocks. Your best moment is half tide. It breaks very close to the shore and produces very good waves.

Navia Beach (Navia). North orientation. Long beach with different possibilities and that holds a lot of sea. In the middle of the sand a bar is formed that gives waves of excellent quality, left and right. On its eastern side there is a point called "El Moro" which, when sea conditions are good, produces good rights. It works with all tides.


Text: © Ramón Molleda for asturias.com Copyright Ramón Molleda



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