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Playa Central Surf Guide

Playa Central in Andalucia is a reasonably exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter and spring are the optimum times of year to visit. Works best in offshore winds from the north northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south southeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Take care of Pollution.

Playa Central Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
17.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Playa Central:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Playa Central 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 0% of the time in January while 3% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 97% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
0%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
3%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
97%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Playa Central Location Map

Interactive Playa Central 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 Playa Central is Faro Airport (FAO) in Acores, 62 km (39 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Playa Central is Jerez Airport (XRY) in Spain, 122 km (76 miles) away.

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Playa Central Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 17 April 2021, 02:33 Local Time
FriSaturday 17
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m) 0.4
WSW
0.4
WSW
0.4
WSW
0.4
WSW
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 15
WSW 15
NW 10
NNW 15
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Wind State cross off off off

Swell History at Playa Central

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

Wind History at Playa Central

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

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