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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 / Reykjanes Peninsula / Iceland

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Friday 16 Apr 2021 GMT
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Grindavik Lighthouse ( Hopsnesta) surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Grindavik Lighthouse ( Hopsnesta) sea temperature is 6.1 °C (Statistics for 16 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 6.5 max: 7.4 min: 5.6 °C)
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Grindavik Lighthouse ( Hopsnesta) surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Grindavik Lighthouse ( Hopsnesta) sea temperature is 6.1 °C (Statistics for 16 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 6.5 max: 7.4 min: 5.6 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Still cross-shore at Grindavik Lighthouse ( Hopsnesta) (fresh winds from the SSW at Keflavik Airport 20 km from Grindavik Lighthouse ( Hopsnesta)).

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20 km away, 1 h 32 min ago

Moderate
35 km/h
SSW
3.0
6.1
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Grindavik Lighthouse ( Hopsnesta) this week:

The surf forecast for Grindavik Lighthouse ( Hopsnesta) over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Saturday (Apr 17) at 3AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 6.5m and 14s period. The wind is predicted to be cross-shore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Grindavik Lighthouse ( Hopsnesta) in the next 12 days are 6.5m 14s and forecast to arrive on Saturday (Apr 17) at 3AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-shore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.4m 5s period and expected on Wednesday (Apr 21) at 9PM.

Wave TypeTime (GMT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 3AM (Sat 17th Apr)21ft (6.5m) 14s
Best Surf 3AM (Sat 17th Apr)21ft (6.5m) 14s
Most Powerful 3AM (Sat 17th Apr)21ft (6.5m) 14s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Grindavik Lighthouse ( Hopsnesta) over the next 12 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Fri
16
Saturday
17
Sunday
18
Monday
19
Tuesday
20
Wednesday
21
Thursday
22
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tuesday
27
Wed
28
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
01111700000000001100354223524313422300
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T iceland.htsgw.metric.24.cc23
T iceland.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T iceland.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
T iceland.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T iceland.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T iceland.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T iceland.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
T iceland.htsgw.metric.192.cc23
T iceland.htsgw.metric.216.cc23
T iceland.htsgw.metric.240.cc23
T iceland.htsgw.metric.264.cc23
T iceland.htsgw.metric.288.cc23
5
S
7
SW
6
SW
5.5
WSW
4.5
WSW
4.5
WSW
5
WSW
3
WSW
2
WSW
2.2
WSW
2.5
WSW
2.5
WSW
2.1
WSW
1.1
WSW
0.9
SW
0.9
SW
4
SSW
3.5
S
3.5
S
2.5
S
2
S
1.7
SSE
2
S
3.5
S
3.5
S
3
S
2.5
S
2.5
SSE
2.4
SSE
2.2
S
1.9
SSE
1
SSW
0.8
SSW
1.2
SW
1
SW
0.8
SW
12141515131211101010109987141211111010101013121110109899910109
6576199271536312851690656095753163387610811301122466014977268402631902752154878656379949083720225515381155958708560180112290188101
50
SSW
50
SSW
40
S
25
SSW
35
SW
50
SW
50
WSW
25
SW
25
WSW
25
W
35
NW
25
W
25
WNW
20
W
10
SSE
30
SE
50
SE
45
SE
15
S
20
SE
30
E
35
ESE
40
ENE
50
E
35
ESE
40
NE
25
NE
20
S
30
SSE
20
SE
15
SE
5
NW
0
SSW
15
SE
65
ESE
45
SSE
crosscrosscrosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
ononcross-
on
onononcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
offoffoffoffoffcross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
glasscross-
off
offcross
8:41PM
2.90
8:54AM
2.58
9:16PM
2.72
9:29AM
2.38
9:58PM
2.52
10:16AM
2.19
10:57PM
2.35
11:31AM
2.04
12:25AM
2.27
1:16PM
2.05
1:57AM
2.37
2:41PM
2.24
3:05AM
2.60
3:39PM
2.53
3:56AM
2.87
4:25PM
2.85
4:40AM
3.13
5:06PM
3.14
5:23AM
3.34
5:47PM
3.38
6:04AM
3.45
6:28PM
3.54
6:46AM
3.46
2:54AM
0.61
2:58PM
0.63
3:31AM
0.81
3:34PM
0.82
4:18AM
1.01
4:24PM
1.01
5:28AM
1.16
5:42PM
1.15
7:06AM
1.16
7:24PM
1.13
8:31AM
0.98
8:44PM
0.94
9:29AM
0.71
9:42PM
0.67
10:15AM
0.40
10:29PM
0.38
10:56AM
0.13
11:13PM
0.12
11:36AM
-0.08
11:56PM
-0.07
12:15PM
-0.20
12:38AM
-0.17

Note: the tide data above is for Grindavik Antenas which is 3 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Grindavik Lighthouse ( Hopsnesta).New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Grindavik Lighthouse ( Hopsnesta) blow from the E

Fri
16
Saturday
17
Sunday
18
Monday
19
Tuesday
20
Wednesday
21
Thursday
22
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tuesday
27
Wed
28
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
light rain
light rain
light rain
light rain
rain showers
rain showers
light rain
rain showers
light rain
rain showers
clear
clear
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
light rain
light rain
cloudy
partially cloudy
light rain
cloudy
light rain
rain showers
cloudy
light rain
light rain
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
moderate rain
rain showers
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455433233314555667878877877878877845
-3-1-1-1-2-3-4-2-2-2-1-1012124574445453535678610
--5:52--5:48--5:46--5:41--5:39--5:35--5:31--5:28--5:24--5:22--5:18--5:15
9:04--9:07--9:09--9:13--9:15--9:19--9:22--9:24--9:28--9:30--9:34--9:37--

Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 15mm), heaviest on Sun afternoon. Mild temperatures (max 5°C on Fri night, min 2°C on Sun afternoon). Winds decreasing (near gales from the SSW on Fri afternoon, light winds from the SSW by Sun night).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Thu morning. Mild temperatures (max 8°C on Thu morning, min 1°C on Mon night). Winds increasing (light winds from the SW on Tue night, near gales from the ESE by Wed night).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 10mm), heaviest on Sat morning. Mild temperatures (max 9°C on Thu night, min 7°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (light winds from the SE on Thu afternoon, strong winds from the E by Sat morning).

Long Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 10mm), heaviest on Tue night. Mild temperatures (max 8°C on Sun afternoon, min 4°C on Tue night). Winds increasing (calm on Tue morning, gales from the ESE by Tue night).

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Information about the Grindavik Lighthouse ( Hopsnesta) Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Grindavik Lighthouse ( Hopsnesta) provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Grindavik Lighthouse ( Hopsnesta) can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Grindavik Lighthouse ( Hopsnesta) surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Grindavik Lighthouse ( Hopsnesta)) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Grindavik Lighthouse ( Hopsnesta) may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Grindavik Lighthouse ( Hopsnesta) is 3 km (2 miles) from Grindavik. If you plan a holiday in Reykjanes Peninsula, look for hotels and other accommodation in Grindavik. Grindavik has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.