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

Overall: 3.2

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La Barra break guidePhoto by: david

La Barra Surf Guide

La Barra in Gran Canaria is an exposed beach and reef break that is often working, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the southeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the west northwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves as well as left and right hand reef breaks.. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Likely to be crowded if working. Beware of .

La Barra Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach and reefIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
22.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing La Barra:

The best conditions reported for surf at La Barra occur when a West-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing La Barra with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 31% of the time in December while 45% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 24% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
31%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
45%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
24%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore La Barra Location Map

Interactive La Barra 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 La Barra is Gran Canaria Airport (LPA) in Canary Islands, 24 km (15 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to La Barra is Tenerife Norte Airport (TFN), also in Canary Islands, 97 km (60 miles) away.

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La Barra Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 28 October 2021, 09:24 Local Time
Thursday 28
10AM1PM4PM7PM
Wave (m)
1
NNW
1
NNW
0.9
NNW
0.9
NNW
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h)
15
20
20
20
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at La Barra

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

Wind History at La Barra

Wind stats for La Barra, 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 La Barra. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: very consistent
    2km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: very consistent
    3km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: consistent
    4km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: very consistent
    4km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: very consistent
    10km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To La Barra: