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Arinaga break guidePhoto by: Crissi :)

Arinaga Surf Guide

Arinaga in Gran Canaria is a sheltered reef break that has reasonably consistent surf. Autumn and winter are the optimum times of year for waves. The best wind direction is from the west. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the north. There is a left hand reef break. Best around low tide. When the surf is up, crowds are likely Watch out for rips, crowds and rocks.

Arinaga Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
20.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Arinaga:

The best conditions reported for surf at Arinaga occur when a North swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Arinaga (for consistent clean waves)?

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Arinaga with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 3% of the time in February while 23% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 74% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Arinaga Location Map

Interactive Arinaga surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Arinaga is Gran Canaria Airport (LPA) in Canary Islands, 9 km (6 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Arinaga is Tenerife Norte Airport (TFN), also in Canary Islands, 117 km (73 miles) away.

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Arinaga Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 29 May 2022, 01:00 Local Time
SatSunday 29
Wave (m)
Period (s) 8 15 14 14
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross cross cross cross-

Swell History at Arinaga

Surf stats for Arinaga, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Arinaga

Wind stats for Arinaga, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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