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La Guancha ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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La Guancha Surf Guide

La Guancha in Gran Canaria is an exposed reef break that has quite reliable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Ideal winds are from the south. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell direction is from the north northwest. A right hand reef break. Best around high tide when the tide is rising. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for rocks.

La Guancha Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
22.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing La Guancha:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

octoberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing La Guancha with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of October. Clean surfable waves are typically found 22% of the time in October while 76% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 2% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
22%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
76%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
2%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore La Guancha Location Map

Interactive La Guancha 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 Guancha is Gran Canaria Airport (LPA) in Canary Islands, 36 km (22 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to La Guancha is Tenerife Norte Airport (TFN), also in Canary Islands, 77 km (48 miles) away.

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La Guancha Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 28 October 2021, 08:27 Local Time
Thursday 28
10AM1PM4PM7PM
Wave (m)
0.9
NNW
0.9
NNW
0.9
NNW
0.8
NNW
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h)
15
20
20
20
Wind State cross-
on
on on on

Swell History at La Guancha

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

Wind History at La Guancha

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

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: consistent
    1km away
    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    • Icon  s32.9
    Reliability: consistent
    2km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.7
    Reliability: consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: consistent
    5km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.5
    Reliability: consistent
    6km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To La Guancha: