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Pena Roja ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 3.7

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Pena Roja Surf Guide

Pena Roja in Pais Vasco is an exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the south southeast. Still reasonable in light onshore winds Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell direction is from the north northwest. The beach breaks offers right-handers. Best around low tide. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Beware of crowds,polluiton.

Pena Roja Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s43.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
13.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Pena Roja:

The best conditions reported for surf at Pena Roja 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 Pena Roja (for consistent clean waves)?

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Pena Roja 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 51% of the time in December while 44% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 5% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
51%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
44%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
5%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Pena Roja Location Map

Interactive Pena Roja 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 Pena Roja is Bilbao Airport (BIO) in Spain, 18 km (11 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Pena Roja is Vitoria Airport (VIT), also in Spain, 62 km (39 miles) away.

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Pena Roja Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 18 April 2021, 17:10 Local Time
Sunday 18Mon
5PM8PM11PM2AM
Wave (m) 0.4
NW
0.6
NNW
0.7
NW
1.0
NNW
Period (s) 18 17 16 16
Wind (km/h) 15
NE 15
ENE 15
E 10
ESE
Wind State cross cross cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Pena Roja

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

Wind History at Pena Roja

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

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    • Icon  s32.9
    Reliability: consistent
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    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: consistent
    8km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: inconsistent
    9km away
    • Icon river  redRiver
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    10km away

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