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El Medano break guidePhoto by: Cristiano

El Medano Surf Guide

El Medano in Tenerife is a reasonably exposed beach and reef break. Spring and Summer provide the optimum conditions. The best wind direction is from the west northwest and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the south southwest. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights and there is also a left hand reef break. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It's sometimes crowded here. Beware of rocks and locals.

El Medano Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach and reefIcon  s0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
rarely breaks
20.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing El Medano:

The best conditions reported for surf at El Medano occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing El Medano with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 6% of the time in February while 10% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 84% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
6%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
10%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
84%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore El Medano Location Map

Interactive El Medano 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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Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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El Medano Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 10 May 2021, 19:50 Local Time
Monday 10Tue
4PM7PM10PM1AM
Wave (m) 0.4
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.3
SSW
1.1
NE
Period (s) 13 13 13 5
Wind (km/h) 30
ENE 35
ENE 35
NE 30
NE
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at El Medano

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

Wind History at El Medano

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

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