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Hafnarfjordur ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 3.2

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Hafnarfjordur Surf Guide

Hafnarfjordur in Reykjanes Peninsula is an exposed beach reef and point break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the east southeast and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights together with both left and right hand reef breaks offshore. An uncrowded break, even when it is working. Watch out for dangerous rips.

Hafnarfjordur Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeach reef and pointIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
4.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Hafnarfjordur:

The best conditions reported for surf at Hafnarfjordur occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Hafnarfjordur with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 1% of the time in April while 7% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 92% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
1%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
7%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
92%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Hafnarfjordur Location Map

Interactive Hafnarfjordur 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 Hafnarfjordur is Reykjavik Airport (RKV) in Iceland, 8 km (5 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Hafnarfjordur is Keflavik Nas Airport (KEF), also in Iceland, 31 km (19 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Hafnarfjordur Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 11 April 2021, 20:44 Local Time
SunMonday 12
9PM0AM3AM6AM
Wave (m) 1.0
WSW
0.9
WSW
0.9
WSW
0.8
WSW
Period (s) 9 9 8 8
Wind (km/h) 20
ENE 20
ENE 15
ENE 15
ENE
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Hafnarfjordur

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

Wind History at Hafnarfjordur

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

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Wave Buoys Nearest To Hafnarfjordur:

We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.