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

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Grotta Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland)


Grotta Spot ID:

Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 2.9 °C

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Sunday, 29 March 2015, 07:22 Local time

Sunday 29
3AM 6AM 9AM 12PM
Wave (m) 1.8
Period (s) 10 9 9 8
Wind (km/h) 40
SSE 25
WSW 15
SW 15
Wind State cross-
on cross-

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Grotta in Reykjanes Peninsula is an exposed reef break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is 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 best swell direction is from the west. There is no reef break. The location means that it never gets crowded. Take care of the strong rips here.

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Tide Times:

For Reykjavik, Iceland, 5 km from Grotta.

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Live Weather:

At Reykjavik, 7 km from Grotta.

light winds from the E

Continuous light snow
Air temperature
-2.0 °C

Current weather near Grotta

Overall Grotta Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Grotta:

  (click location name for more details)
Closest break Hafnarfjordur 7 mi
Second closest break Garur 21 mi
Third closest break Hafnir 25 mi
Fourth closest break Grindavik Antenas 27 mi
Fifth closest break Grindavik Lighthouse ( Hopsnesta) 27 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Grotta:

Closest wave buoy K5 Buoy 495 mi
Second closest wave buoy K7 Buoy 609 mi
Third closest wave buoy Shetland Buoy 730 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy K4 Buoy 746 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy M4 Donegal Bay Buoy 759 mi

Tide stations nearest to Grotta:

Closest tide station Reykjavik 3 mi
Second closest tide station Hafnarfjordur 7 mi
Third closest tide station Mosfellsbaer 10 mi
Fourth closest tide station Akranes 11 mi
Fifth closest tide station Sandgeroi 16 mi

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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

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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 Inverness (United Kingdom) 754 mi
Fourth closest city location Spittal of Glenshee (United Kingdom) 805 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.


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