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Grindavik Lighthouse ( Hopsnesta) ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 4.5

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  1. weather stationWind Update Previously calm conditions have become cross-shore at Grindavik Lighthouse ( Hopsnesta) (fresh winds from the N at Keflavik 18 km from Grindavik Lighthouse ( Hopsnesta)). 1.3m 10 s period swell from SW
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18 km away, 3 h 8 min ago

Moderate
30 km/h
N
9.3
11.2
Air / Water (°C)
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Grindavik Lighthouse ( Hopsnesta) Surf Forecast / Iceland

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 am Saturday 18 Aug 2018 GMT

Grindavik Lighthouse ( Hopsnesta) surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's Grindavik Lighthouse ( Hopsnesta) sea temperature is 11.2 °C (Statistics for 18 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 11.5 max: 12.5 min: 10.0 °C)

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0
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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.2
SW
0.9
SW
0.8
SW
0.7
SW
0.6
WSW
0.9
SW
1.3
SW
1.4
SW
1.4
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1.2
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1.1
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1
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0.8
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0.8
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0.9
SSW
1.1
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1.1
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0.9
SW
0.8
WSW
0.6
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1.5
SW
1.3
SW
1.3
SW
Period(s) (?)1099888779888888109988899
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)29614788644310416220529319213812986671012511881129046270262294
Wind
(km/h)
30
N
25
NNW
15
NNW
15
WNW
15
SW
20
SSW
25
SSW
25
SSW
20
SSE
10
WSW
10
SW
15
W
15
SE
15
ESE
10
NE
25
NW
35
NW
25
NW
15
SSE
35
SSE
25
E
0
NW
10
SSW
Wind State(?)crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscrosscross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
11:12AM
2.59

11:36PM
2.39

12:19PM
2.42
12:49AM
2.20

1:40PM
2.36
2:14AM
2.15

2:58PM
2.42

3:27AM
2.24
3:57PM
2.57

4:19AM
2.39
4:42PM
2.74

5:00AM
2.56
5:20PM
2.91

5:36AM
2.72

Low Tide
/ height (m)

5:27PM
0.86

5:52AM
0.88

6:41PM
1.05
7:06AM
1.01

8:09PM
1.10
8:26AM
1.01

9:24PM
1.01
9:33AM
0.90

10:18PM
0.85
10:23AM
0.74

10:59PM
0.68
11:03AM
0.57

11:34PM
0.52
11:39AM
0.41

Note: the tide data above is for Grindavik Antenas which is 3 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Grindavik Lighthouse ( Hopsnesta).New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Grindavik Lighthouse ( Hopsnesta) blow from the E.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
789888777988888754566108
Sunrise
5:31--5:35--5:37--5:41--5:43--5:47--5:50--5:52-
Sunset
-9:31--9:28--9:24--9:22--9:17--9:15--9:10--9:07
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 18mm), heaviest on Mon night. Cool air temperatures (max 11°C on Sat afternoon, min 9°C on Mon night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the N on Sat morning, light winds from the WSW by Tue morning).Long Range Forecast:Moderate rain (total 15mm), heaviest on Fri afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 10°C on Wed morning, min 7°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the NW on Thu afternoon, calm by Sat morning).

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Information about the Grindavik Lighthouse ( Hopsnesta) Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Grindavik Lighthouse ( Hopsnesta) provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Grindavik Lighthouse ( Hopsnesta) can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Grindavik Lighthouse ( Hopsnesta) surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Grindavik Lighthouse ( Hopsnesta)) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Grindavik Lighthouse ( Hopsnesta) may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Grindavik Lighthouse ( Hopsnesta) is 3 km (2 miles) from Grindavik. If you plan a holiday in Reykjanes Peninsula, look for hotels and other accommodation in Grindavik. Grindavik has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.