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Las Caracolas ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.3
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.5
Crowds: 3.3

Overall: 3.7

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Las Caracolas Surf Guide

Las Caracolas in Andalucia is an exposed beach and reef break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter and spring are the best times of year to visit. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Best around mid tide. Likely to be crowded if working. Watch out for rocks.

Las Caracolas Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach and reefIcon  s43.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
19.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Las Caracolas:

The best conditions reported for surf at Las Caracolas occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Las Caracolas 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 27% of the time in January while 31% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 42% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
27%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
31%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
42%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Las Caracolas Location Map

Interactive Las Caracolas 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 Las Caracolas is Jerez Airport (XRY) in Spain, 33 km (20 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Las Caracolas is Gibraltar Airport (GIB) in Gibraltar, 93 km (58 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
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Las Caracolas Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 23 April 2021, 16:56 Local Time
Friday 23Sat
5PM8PM11PM2AM
Wave (m) 2.0
SE
2.1
SE
2.3
SE
2.5
SE
Period (s) 6 6 6 7
Wind (km/h) 45
ESE 45
ESE 50
ESE 50
ESE
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Las Caracolas

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

Wind History at Las Caracolas

Wind stats for Las Caracolas, 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 Las Caracolas. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.1
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.1
    Reliability: inconsistent
    3km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: inconsistent
    6km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    8km away
    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    11km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Las Caracolas: