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Grindavik Lighthouse ( Hopsnesta) ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 4.5

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Grindavik Lighthouse ( Hopsnesta) Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland)

Grindavik Lighthouse ( Hopsnesta) Surf Guide

Grindavik Lighthouse ( Hopsnesta) in Reykjanes Peninsula is an exposed point break that is usually a safe bet and works all around the year. Ideal winds are from the east and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the south. No point break here. Best around high tide. The location means that it never gets crowded. Rocks are a hazard.

Grindavik Lighthouse ( Hopsnesta) Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
5.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Grindavik Lighthouse ( Hopsnesta):

The best conditions reported for surf at Grindavik Lighthouse ( Hopsnesta) occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Grindavik Lighthouse ( Hopsnesta) (for consistent clean waves)?

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Grindavik Lighthouse ( Hopsnesta) 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 46% of the time in February while 43% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 11% 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 Grindavik Lighthouse ( Hopsnesta) Location Map

Interactive Grindavik Lighthouse ( Hopsnesta) 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 Grindavik Lighthouse ( Hopsnesta) is Keflavik Nas Airport (KEF) in Iceland, which is 21 km (13 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Grindavik Lighthouse ( Hopsnesta) is Reykjavik Airport (RKV), also in Iceland, 41 km (25 miles) away.

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Grindavik Lighthouse ( Hopsnesta) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 15:12 Local Time
Wednesday 14Thu
Wave (m) 0.7
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 25
S 30
SSE 30
SE 40
Wind State cross cross-

Swell History at Grindavik Lighthouse ( Hopsnesta)

Surf stats for Grindavik Lighthouse ( Hopsnesta), see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Grindavik Lighthouse ( Hopsnesta)

Wind stats for Grindavik Lighthouse ( Hopsnesta), see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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    • Icon beach  redBeach reef and point
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    Reliability: fairly consistent
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