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Playa de Area ratings
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.8

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Playa de Area Surf Guide

Playa de Area in Galicia is a sheltered beach break that only works when conditions are just right. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the southeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Watch out for dangerous rips.

Playa de Area Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s32.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
16.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Playa de Area:

The best conditions reported for surf at Playa de Area occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Playa de Area with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 19% of the time in February while 60% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 21% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
19%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
60%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
21%
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 Area Location Map

Interactive Playa de Area 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 Area is A Coruna (La Coruna) Airport (LCG) in Spain, 77 km (48 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Playa de Area is Santiago Airport (SCQ), also in Spain, 111 km (69 miles) away.

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Playa de Area Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 20 June 2021, 04:50 Local Time
Sunday 20
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m) 0.4
NNW
0.3
NW
0.5
NW
0.7
WNW
Period (s) 9 12 12 12
Wind (km/h)
20
15
25
30
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross cross

Swell History at Playa de Area

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

Wind History at Playa de Area

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

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