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Kvalnes (Lofoten) ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.6

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Kvalnes (Lofoten) Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Lofoten Islands and Arctic, Norway)

Kvalnes (Lofoten) Surf Guide

Kvalnes (Lofoten) in Lofoten Islands and Arctic is an exposed break. that has quite consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Ideal winds are from the southwest. Waves more likely to be from local windswells than distant groundswells and the ideal wave direction is from the north. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. It very rarely gets crowded here. Dangerous rips are a hazard of surfing here.

Kvalnes (Lofoten) Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  red-Icon  s43.6
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
4.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Kvalnes (Lofoten):

The best conditions reported for surf at Kvalnes (Lofoten) occur when a North swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Kvalnes (Lofoten) with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 13% of the time in April while 31% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 56% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
13%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
31%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
56%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Kvalnes (Lofoten) Location Map

Interactive Kvalnes (Lofoten) 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 Kvalnes (Lofoten) is Evenes Airport (EVE) in Norway, which is 112 km (70 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Kvalnes (Lofoten) is Bodo (Bodoe) Airport (BOO), also in Norway, 121 km (75 miles) away.

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Kvalnes (Lofoten) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 23 April 2021, 09:56 Local Time
Friday 23
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m) 1.8
NNW
2.0
NNW
1.9
NNW
1.9
NNW
Period (s) 8 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 30
N 35
N 35
NNE 35
N
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Kvalnes (Lofoten)

Surf stats for Kvalnes (Lofoten), see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Kvalnes (Lofoten)

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Kvalnes (Lofoten). Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s44.1
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    18km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    128km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    156km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    Reliability:
    673km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s54.6
    Reliability: very consistent
    724km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Kvalnes (Lofoten):