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El Roque ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.2
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 2.6
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 2.3

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El Roque Surf Guide

El Roque in Gran Canaria is an exposed reef break that has pretty consitent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the south. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the north northwest. There is no beach break and there is left hand reef break too.. Best around high tide. It's sometimes crowded here. Watch out for rocks.

El Roque Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s22.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
20.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing El Roque:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

octoberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing El Roque with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of October. Clean surfable waves are typically found 22% of the time in October while 75% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 3% 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
75%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
3%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore El Roque Location Map

Interactive El Roque 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 Roque is Gran Canaria Airport (LPA) in Canary Islands, 30 km (19 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to El Roque is Tenerife Norte Airport (TFN), also in Canary Islands, 84 km (52 miles) away.

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El Roque Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 10 May 2021, 20:22 Local Time
MonTuesday 11
10PM1AM4AM7AM
Wave (m) 1.5
NNW
1.6
NNW
1.7
NNW
1.7
NNW
Period (s) 14 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 25
NE 20
NNE 20
NNE 20
NE
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at El Roque

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

Wind History at El Roque

Wind stats for El Roque, 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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    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: consistent
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    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: consistent
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    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: consistent
    2km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.5
    Reliability: consistent
    2km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: consistent
    3km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To El Roque: