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Grotta ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 3.2

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Grotta Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 5.1 °C

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Thursday, 26 November 2015, 05:06 Local time
Thursday 26
Wave (m) 5.0
Period (s) 11 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 60
WSW 60
WSW 65
WSW 60
Wind State cross-

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Grotta in Reykjanes Peninsula is an exposed reef break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. Ideal winds are from the east and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the west. There is no reef break. The location means that it never gets crowded. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

Iceland wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Reykjavik, Iceland, 5 km from Grotta.

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Grotta Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Reykjavik Airport, 6 km from Grotta.

strong winds from the WSW

Dry and partly cloudy
Air temperature
5 °C

Current weather near Grotta

Overall Grotta Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November

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Grotta Location Maps

Grotta Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Grotta:

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Wave buoys nearest to Grotta:

Tide stations nearest to Grotta:

  • Closest tide station
    3 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    7 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    10 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    11 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    16 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Grotta:

  • Closest ski area
    Blafjoll (Iceland)
    14 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Snjofell (Iceland)
    94 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Kerlingarfjoll (Iceland)
    94 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Akureyri (Iceland)
    152 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Nevis Range (United Kingdom)
    765 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Grotta:

  • Closest city location
    Reykjavik (Iceland)
    2 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Kopavogur (Iceland)
    5 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Hafnarfjordur (Iceland)
    7 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Inverness (United Kingdom)
    754 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Derry (United Kingdom)
    812 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Grotta is Reykjavik Airport (RKV) in Iceland, 6 km (4 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Grotta is Keflavik Nas Airport (KEF), also in Iceland, 35 km (22 miles) away.
  • Third is Vestmannaeyjar Airport (VEY) in Iceland, 119 km (74 miles) away.
  • Patreksfjordur Airport (PFJ) in Iceland is 180 km (112 miles) away.
  • Isafjordur Airport (IFJ), also in Iceland is the fifth nearest airport to Grotta and is 217 km (135 miles) away.
Grotta break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Grotta, Reykjanes Peninsula. Use the tab navigation above to view Grotta sea temperature, Grotta photographs, Grotta detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Grotta webcams, current wind from Reykjanes Peninsula live weather stations and Grotta tide predictions. The Iceland swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Iceland and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Iceland wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Grotta.