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Bristol Surf Guide

Bristol in Fuerteventura is a fairly exposed reef break that has consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds are from the southwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the north northwest. There is no beach break and there is a left hand reef break as well.. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Likely to be crowded if working. Beware of rocks / crowds.

Bristol Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
20.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Bristol:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Bristol 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 10% of the time in February while 71% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 19% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
10%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
71%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
19%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Bristol Location Map

Interactive Bristol 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 Bristol is Fuerteventura Airport (FUE) in Canary Islands, which is 33 km (20 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Bristol is Lanzarote (Lanzerote) Airport (ACE), also in Canary Islands, 34 km (21 miles) away.

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Bristol Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 26 May 2022, 11:09 Local Time
Thursday 26
10AM1PM4PM7PM
Wave (m)
1.1
N
1
N
1
N
0.9
N
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h)
15
15
15
15
Wind State on on on cross-
on

Swell History at Bristol

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

Wind History at Bristol

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

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Wave Buoys Nearest To Bristol: