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El Confital ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.7
Consistency of Surf: 3.7
Difficulty Level: 4.4
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.7
Crowds: 1.7

Overall: 3.3

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El Confital break guidePhoto by: Martin_Milan

El Confital Surf Guide

Confital in Gran Canaria is an exposed beach and reef break that has very consistent waves, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds are from the east. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west. A right hand reef break. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It's often crowded here. Watch out for rocks,crowds.

El Confital Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach and reefIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
20.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing El Confital:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing El Confital with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 39% of the time in January while 15% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 46% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
39%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
15%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
46%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore El Confital Location Map

Interactive El Confital 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 El Confital is Gran Canaria Airport (LPA) in Canary Islands, 26 km (16 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to El Confital is Tenerife Norte Airport (TFN), also in Canary Islands, 95 km (59 miles) away.

Icon breakBreak
Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
El Confital Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 10 April 2021, 13:11 Local Time
Saturday 10
10AM1PM4PM7PM
Wave (m) 0.9
N
0.9
N
0.8
N
0.8
N
Period (s) 15 15 14 14
Wind (km/h) 15
N 15
NNE 15
NNE 15
NNE
Wind State cross cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

What does El Confital look like?

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Swell History at El Confital

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

Wind History at El Confital

Wind stats for El Confital, 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 El Confital. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: very consistent
    1km away
    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: very consistent
    2km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: consistent
    4km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: very consistent
    4km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: very consistent
    9km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To El Confital:

We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.