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La Concha Surf Guide

La Concha in Pais Vasco is an exposed beach break that has inconsistent surf with no particular seasonal pattern. The best wind direction is from the south. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Often Crowded. The water quality here is rather suspect.

La Concha Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
13.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing La Concha:

The best conditions reported for surf at La Concha occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South.

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing La Concha 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 51% of the time in December while 42% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 7% 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).

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Interactive La Concha 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 Concha is San Sebastian Airport (EAS) in Spain, 21 km (13 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to La Concha is Anglet (Biarritz-bayonne) Airport (BIQ) in France, 46 km (29 miles) away.

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La Concha Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 22 March 2023, 21:12 Local Time
WedThursday 23
Wave (m)
Period (s) 13 12 12 12
Wind (km/h)
Wind State off cross glass cross-

Swell History at La Concha

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

Wind History at La Concha

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

La Concha Reviews:

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Kelly Slater from Spain
“This is a great wave of 5 to 6 metres high. It usually has a great barrel.”

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