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Maspalomas ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.1

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Maspalomas break guidePhoto by: schwede123

Maspalomas Surf Guide

Maspalomas in Gran Canaria is an exposed beach and reef break that only works once in a while. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. Offshore winds blow from the north. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It's often crowded here. Take care to avoid the rocks.

Maspalomas Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach and reefIcon  s33.1
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
20.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Maspalomas:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Maspalomas with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 27% of the time in June while 1% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 72% 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
1%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
72%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Maspalomas Location Map

Interactive Maspalomas 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 Maspalomas is Gran Canaria Airport (LPA) in Canary Islands, 30 km (19 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Maspalomas is Tenerife Sur Airport (TFS), also in Canary Islands, 102 km (63 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Maspalomas Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 17 April 2021, 08:53 Local Time
Saturday 17
10AM1PM4PM7PM
Wave (m) 0.2
W
0.1
S
0.1
W
0.1
S
Period (s) 8 11 8 11
Wind (km/h) 15
NNE 15
NNE 10
NNE 15
NNE
Wind State cross-
off
off off off

Swell History at Maspalomas

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

Wind History at Maspalomas

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

    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: inconsistent
    3km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s22.3
    Reliability: inconsistent
    9km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s11.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    19km away
    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    • Icon  s33.1
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    20km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    24km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Maspalomas: