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La Derecha del Cartel Surf Guide

La Derecha del Cartel in Tenerife is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Works best in offshore winds from the southeast. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. A reef breaks right. Best around mid tide. It's often crowded here. Beware of rocks / crowds.

La Derecha del Cartel Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
20.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing La Derecha del Cartel:

The best conditions reported for surf at La Derecha del Cartel occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing La Derecha del Cartel 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 35% of the time in January while 52% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 13% 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 Derecha del Cartel 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 Derecha del Cartel is Tenerife Sur Airport (TFS) in Canary Islands, 16 km (10 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to La Derecha del Cartel is Tenerife Norte Airport (TFN), also in Canary Islands, 61 km (38 miles) away.

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La Derecha del Cartel Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 28 January 2023, 03:29 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 7 15 8 14
Wind (km/h)
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Swell History at La Derecha del Cartel

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

Wind History at La Derecha del Cartel

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

La Derecha del Cartel Reviews:

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Based on 5 votes.
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marcel from Spain
“Spot is really nice if the conditions are good. localism can be hard if you are being a ignorant or aggressive surfer can often result in being kicked out not being able to surf the peak. Can get heavy when big with quit shallow especially when going left which is not recommend when it is not big since it goes on almost dry reef unless when it is big it is indeed possible to go left. Easy to get food and water during breaks and close by to 8 other surf spots”

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