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Orrua break guidePhoto by: Gabriel "Gaby"

Orrua Surf Guide

Orrua in Pais Vasco is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf. Autumn and winter are the favoured times of year for waves. The best wind direction is from the south southeast. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the northwest. No beach break here and a right hand reef break too.. Best around low tide. When the surf is up, crowds are likely Beware of rocks / rips and pollution.

Orrua Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
18.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Orrua:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

octoberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Orrua with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of October. Clean surfable waves are typically found 50% of the time in October while 43% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 7% 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 Orrua Location Map

Interactive Orrua 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 Orrua is San Sebastian Airport (EAS) in Spain, 35 km (22 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Orrua is Bilbao Airport (BIO), also in Spain, 56 km (35 miles) away.

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Orrua Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 26 May 2022, 22:18 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 11 11 11 11
Wind (km/h)
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Swell History at Orrua

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

Wind History at Orrua

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

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