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Barinatxe - La Salvaje ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.7
Consistency of Surf: 3.9
Difficulty Level: 3.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.5
Crowds: 1.5

Overall: 3.4

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Barinatxe - La Salvaje break guidePhoto by: Kenneth

Barinatxe - La Salvaje Surf Guide

La Salvaje(Playa de Barinatxe) in Pais Vasco is an exposed beach and reef break that has dependable surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the south southeast. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the optimum swell angle is from the northwest. The beach break favours left handers as well as reef breaks offering better rights than lefts.. Good surf at all stages of the tide. When the surf is up, crowds are likely Crowds may reach hazard levels at this break - consider wearing a lid.

Barinatxe - La Salvaje Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
17.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Barinatxe - La Salvaje:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Barinatxe - La Salvaje 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 43% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 6% 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 Barinatxe - La Salvaje 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 Barinatxe - La Salvaje is Bilbao Airport (BIO) in Spain, 12 km (7 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Barinatxe - La Salvaje is Vitoria Airport (VIT), also in Spain, 61 km (38 miles) away.

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Barinatxe - La Salvaje Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 26 October 2021, 07:04 Local Time
Tuesday 26
Wave (m)
Period (s) 13 13 13 13
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Swell History at Barinatxe - La Salvaje

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

Wind History at Barinatxe - La Salvaje

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

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