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Playa del Hombre Surf Guide

Playa del Hombre in Gran Canaria is an exposed beach break that has very consistent waves. Autumn and winter are the best times of year for waves. Offshore winds are from the west southwest. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the north northeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Often Crowded.

Playa del Hombre Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s33.1
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
20.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Playa del Hombre:

The best conditions reported for surf at Playa del Hombre occur when a North-northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

octoberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Playa del Hombre with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of October. Clean surfable waves are typically found 13% of the time in October while 61% 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.
clean
13%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
61%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
26%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Playa del Hombre Location Map

Interactive Playa del Hombre 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.

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Playa del Hombre Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 27 May 2022, 20:40 Local Time
FriSaturday 28
10PM1AM4AM7AM
Wave (m)
1.1
N
1
N
1
N
1
N
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h)
25
20
15
15
Wind State cross cross cross cross

Swell History at Playa del Hombre

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

Wind History at Playa del Hombre

Wind stats for Playa del Hombre, 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 Playa del Hombre. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: inconsistent
    6km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    16km away
    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: very consistent
    17km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: very consistent
    17km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: consistent
    18km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Playa del Hombre: