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Bocabarranco Surf Guide

Bocabarranco in Gran Canaria is an exposed beach and reef break that has consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds blow from the south. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell angle is from the north northwest.. Best around high tide. Often Crowded. The water quality here is rather suspect.

Bocabarranco Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach and reefIcon  s32.9
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
20.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Bocabarranco:

The best conditions reported for surf at Bocabarranco occur when a North-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South.

Surf Forecasts:

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

octoberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Bocabarranco with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of October. Clean surfable waves are typically found 22% of the time in October while 76% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 2% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
22%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
76%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
2%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Bocabarranco Location Map

Interactive Bocabarranco 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 Bocabarranco is Gran Canaria Airport (LPA) in Canary Islands, 37 km (23 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Bocabarranco is Tenerife Norte Airport (TFN), also in Canary Islands, 75 km (47 miles) away.

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Bocabarranco Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 26 May 2022, 08:49 Local Time
Thursday 26
10AM1PM4PM7PM
Wave (m)
1.5
NNE
1.4
NNE
1.4
NNE
1.3
NNE
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h)
20
15
20
20
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Bocabarranco

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

Wind History at Bocabarranco

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Bocabarranco. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.7
    Reliability: consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.5
    Reliability: consistent
    2km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.1
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: consistent
    6km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.5
    Reliability: consistent
    7km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Bocabarranco: