Cadiz useful surfing info
Cadiz surf season
- For experienced surfers: the most consistent time is from October to April, with January and February having the most days that you'll find waves.
- For intermediate surfers, from September to June are good conditions
- For beginners: throughout the year there are suitable waves for learning to surf
Weather and surf equipment in Cadiz
Something which sets us apart from other areas of the peninsula is the mild weather we have most of the year. In December, January and February a 4/3 wetsuit is sufficient, while in October, November, March, April and May a 3/2 is warm enough. In June, July, August and September you can surf in a swimsuit or surf shorts.
Surfboards and waves
In summer, except for some isolated days, the waves are small and not very powerful, so you could use a longboard or a board with volume.
The rest of the year you can find waves of over two meters on the best days, but usually you’ll be fine if you bring a board with which you feel comfortable in waves of half a meter to a meter and a half. Also, contrary to what many people think, if you are looking for powerful, hollow waves you can also find them in Cadiz.
Locals and overcrowding
Surfing in Cadiz has experienced unprecedented growth in recent years. The good days are usually quite full, and obviously more festive when it’s sunny, but when it gets really serious, many people clear out.
In many cases, respect for the basic rules of surfing are absent. Although, if you are someone who rises early and goes looking for less crowded spots, you sure to find your reward.
There are a few critical spots where you can have serious problems if you go in, but in the vast majority of cases, as in most of the world, if you use common sense, you can surf without any complications.