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Playa de las Americas break guide

Playa de las Americas Surf Guide

Playa de las Americas in Tenerife is an exposed beach and reef break that usually has waves, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds are from the east. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. The beach breaks peel to the left as well as left and right hand reef breaks. Good surf at all stages of the tide. A popular wave that can get growded. Beware of rocks and locals.

Playa de las Americas Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
19.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Playa de las Americas:

The best conditions reported for surf at Playa de las Americas occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Playa de las Americas (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Playa de las Americas with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 36% of the time in January while 12% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 52% 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 Playa de las Americas Location Map

Interactive Playa de las Americas 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 Playa de las Americas is Tenerife Sur Airport (TFS) in Canary Islands, 16 km (10 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Playa de las Americas is Tenerife Norte Airport (TFN), also in Canary Islands, 60 km (37 miles) away.

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Playa de las Americas Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 24 January 2022, 10:22 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h)
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Swell History at Playa de las Americas

Surf stats for Playa de las Americas, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Playa de las Americas

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

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