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El Fronton ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.8
Consistency of Surf: 4.2
Difficulty Level: 4.6
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.6

Overall: 3.3

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El Fronton break guide

El Fronton Surf Guide

El Fronton in Gran Canaria is an exposed reef break that has dependable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Ideal winds are from the south. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the optimum swell angle is from the northwest. Best around low tide. It's often crowded here. Beware of rocks, hevy wave.

El Fronton Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
21.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing El Fronton:

The best conditions reported for surf at El Fronton occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South.

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing El Fronton 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 22% of the time in December while 68% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 10% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
22%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
68%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
10%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore El Fronton Location Map

Interactive El Fronton 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 Fronton is Gran Canaria Airport (LPA) in Canary Islands, 37 km (23 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to El Fronton is Tenerife Norte Airport (TFN), also in Canary Islands, 76 km (47 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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El Fronton Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 21 June 2021, 11:03 Local Time
Monday 21
10AM1PM4PM7PM
Wave (m) 0.9
NNE
1.0
N
1.1
N
1.2
N
Period (s) 8 8 10 8
Wind (km/h)
15
15
25
25
Wind State cross-
on
on cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at El Fronton

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

Wind History at El Fronton

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

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.7
    Reliability: consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    • Icon  s32.9
    Reliability: consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: consistent
    5km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.5
    Reliability: consistent
    6km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To El Fronton: