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El Charco (Bajamar) break guidePhoto by: Ben E

El Charco (Bajamar) Surf Guide

El Charco in Tenerife is an exposed reef break that has reasonably consistent surf. Autumn and winter are the optimum times of year for waves. Offshore winds blow from the south. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the northwest.. Best around high tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Crowds may reach hazard levels at this break - consider wearing a lid.

El Charco (Bajamar) Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
21.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing El Charco (Bajamar):

The best conditions reported for surf at El Charco (Bajamar) occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South-southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing El Charco (Bajamar) 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 29% of the time in December while 66% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 5% 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 Charco (Bajamar) Location Map

Interactive El Charco (Bajamar) 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 Charco is Tenerife Norte Airport (TFN) in Canary Islands, 8 km (5 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to El Charco is Tenerife Sur Airport (TFS), also in Canary Islands, 61 km (38 miles) away.

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El Charco (Bajamar) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 29 May 2023, 03:19 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 10 10 9 9
Wind (km/h)
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Swell History at El Charco (Bajamar)

Surf stats for El Charco (Bajamar), see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at El Charco (Bajamar)

Wind stats for El Charco (Bajamar), 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 El Charco (Bajamar):

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