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Playa Central

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SSE | Wind NNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.1 °C

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Monday, 21 January 2019, 01:12 Local time
SunMonday 21
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 11 9 12 12
Wind (km/h) 25
NNW 25
NNW 25
NNW 20
Wind State off off off off

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Playa Central in Andalucia is a fairly exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter and spring are the best times of year to visit. Offshore winds are from the north northwest. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell direction is from the south southeast. The beach break provides left and right handers. It's sometimes crowded here. Beware of Pollution.

Spain wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Isla Cristina, 1 km from Playa Central.

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Playa Central Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Huelva, 37 km from Playa Central.

light winds from the WNW

Air temperature
8.3 °C

Current weather near Playa Central

Buoy Data:

At Bóia de Faro Costeira, 39 miles from Playa Central.

  8PM 9PM 10PM 11PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.15
Dominant period (s) 10.9 12.5 10.9 10.9

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Overall Playa Central Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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Playa Central Location Map

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Town and city forecasts close to Playa Central:

  • Closest city location
    Lepe (Spain)
    7 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Huelva (Spain)
    21 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Olhao (Portugal)
    31 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Faro (Portugal)
    36 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Faro Airport (Portugal)
    39 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Playa Central is Faro Airport (FAO) in Acores, 62 km (39 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Playa Central is Jerez Airport (XRY) in Spain, 122 km (76 miles) away.
  • Third is Sevilla Airport (SVQ) in Spain, 128 km (80 miles) away.
  • Moron Ab (Sevilla) Airport (OZP) in Spain is 150 km (93 miles) away.
  • Talavera La Real (Badajoz) Airport (BJZ), also in Spain is the fifth nearest airport to Playa Central and is 193 km (120 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Playa Central, Andalucia. Use the tab navigation above to view Playa Central sea temperature, Playa Central photographs, Playa Central detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Playa Central webcams, current wind from Andalucia live weather stations and Playa Central tide predictions. The Spain (Europe) swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Spain (Europe) 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 Spain (Europe) 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 Playa Central.