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Menakoz break guidePhoto by: Txemi

Menakoz Surf Guide

Menakoz in Pais Vasco is a fairly exposed reef break that has quite reliable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Works best in offshore winds from the south southeast. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the north northwest. There is no beach break and there is right hand reef break too.. When the surf is up, crowds are likely Beware of rips / rocks.

Menakoz Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
16.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Menakoz:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Menakoz 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 35% of the time in December while 39% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 26% 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).

Explore Menakoz Location Map

Interactive Menakoz 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 Menakoz is Bilbao Airport (BIO) in Spain, 13 km (8 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Menakoz is Vitoria Airport (VIT), also in Spain, 62 km (39 miles) away.

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Menakoz Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 21 May 2022, 11:30 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 10 10 12 12
Wind (km/h)
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Swell History at Menakoz

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

Wind History at Menakoz

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

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