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Las Monjas ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.3

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Las Monjas Surf Guide

Las Monjas in Gran Canaria is an exposed reef break that is usually a safe bet, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Works best in offshore winds from the southeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. Both left and right reef breaks. Best around high tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Take care to avoid the rocks.

Las Monjas Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
22.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Las Monjas:

The best conditions reported for surf at Las Monjas 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 Las Monjas (for consistent clean waves)?

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Las Monjas 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 33% of the time in December while 55% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 12% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
33%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
55%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
12%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Las Monjas Location Map

Interactive Las Monjas 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 Monjas is Gran Canaria Airport (LPA) in Canary Islands, 26 km (16 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Las Monjas is Tenerife Norte Airport (TFN), also in Canary Islands, 95 km (59 miles) away.

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Las Monjas Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 28 October 2021, 09:16 Local Time
Thursday 28
10AM1PM4PM7PM
Wave (m)
1
NNW
1
NNW
0.9
NNW
0.9
NNW
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h)
15
20
20
20
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Las Monjas

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

Wind History at Las Monjas

Wind stats for Las Monjas, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

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    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: very consistent
    1km away
    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: very consistent
    3km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: consistent
    5km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: very consistent
    5km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: very consistent
    9km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Las Monjas: