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EL Chalet (Alcala) Surf Guide

EL Chalet (Alcala) in Tenerife is a reasonably exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds blow from the northeast and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. There is no reef break. It's sometimes crowded here. Beware of - Rocks - Localism.

EL Chalet (Alcala) Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
20.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing EL Chalet (Alcala):

The best conditions reported for surf at EL Chalet (Alcala) occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing EL Chalet (Alcala) 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 37% of the time in January while 7% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 56% 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 EL Chalet (Alcala) Location Map

Interactive EL Chalet (Alcala) 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 Chalet (Alcala) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 11 April 2021, 19:31 Local Time
Sunday 11Mon
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 13 13 12 12
Wind (km/h) 5
NW 10
N 10
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Swell History at EL Chalet (Alcala)

Surf stats for EL Chalet (Alcala), see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at EL Chalet (Alcala)

Wind stats for EL Chalet (Alcala), see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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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.