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El Arenal Surf Guide

El Arenal in Tenerife is an exposed beach break that has quite consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the southeast with some shelter here from southeast winds. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the north. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Sometimes crowded. Beware of - Localism.

El Arenal Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
20.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing El Arenal:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing El Arenal with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 32% of the time in December while 49% 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
32%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
49%
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).

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Interactive El Arenal 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.

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El Arenal Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 8 May 2021, 06:07 Local Time
Saturday 08
4AM7AM10AM1PM
Wave (m) 1.1
NW
1.1
NW
1.0
NW
1.0
NW
Period (s) 11 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 20
N 15
NNW 15
NNW 15
NNW
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at El Arenal

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

Wind History at El Arenal

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

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