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Isla Canela Surf Guide

Isla Canela in Andalucia is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter and spring are the best times of year to visit. Offshore winds blow from the north. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. Sometimes crowded. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

Isla Canela Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
20.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Isla Canela:

The best conditions reported for surf at Isla Canela occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Isla Canela with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 26% of the time in January while 26% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 48% 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 Isla Canela Location Map

Interactive Isla Canela 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 Isla Canela is Faro Airport (FAO) in Acores, 55 km (34 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Isla Canela is Jerez Airport (XRY) in Spain, 127 km (79 miles) away.

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Isla Canela Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 26 May 2022, 02:31 Local Time
Thursday 26
Wave (m)
Period (s) 9 9 6 6
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
off cross cross-

Swell History at Isla Canela

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

Wind History at Isla Canela

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

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