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La Santa - El Quemao break guidePhoto by: Toni lago

La Santa - El Quemao Surf Guide

La Santa-El Quemao in Lanzarote is an exposed reef break that has consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds are from the southeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the west northwest. A left hand reef break. Best around high tide. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Watch out for rocks / crowds.

La Santa - El Quemao Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
20.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing La Santa - El Quemao:

The best conditions reported for surf at La Santa - El Quemao 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 Santa - El Quemao (for consistent clean waves)?

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing La Santa - El Quemao 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 32% of the time in December while 52% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 16% 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).
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Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore La Santa - El Quemao Location Map

Interactive La Santa - El Quemao 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 nearest passenger airport to La Santa - El Quemao is Lanzarote (Lanzerote) Airport (ACE) in Canary Islands, which is 19 km (12 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to La Santa - El Quemao is Fuerteventura Airport (FUE), also in Canary Islands, 75 km (47 miles) away.

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La Santa - El Quemao Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 28 May 2023, 06:30 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 10 10 9 9
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Swell History at La Santa - El Quemao

Surf stats for La Santa - El Quemao, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at La Santa - El Quemao

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

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Wave Buoys Nearest To La Santa - El Quemao:

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