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Playa de Arrietara ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.3
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 1.5

Overall: 2.9

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Playa de Arrietara break guidePhoto by: TxMa

Playa de Arrietara Surf Guide

Playa de Arrietara in Pais Vasco is a quite exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the south. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell angle is from the north northwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. Beware of rips, rocks and pollution.

Playa de Arrietara Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s32.9
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
13.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Playa de Arrietara:

The best conditions reported for surf at Playa de Arrietara occur when a North-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Playa de Arrietara 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 35% of the time in January while 42% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 23% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
35%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
42%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
23%
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 Arrietara Location Map

Interactive Playa de Arrietara 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 Arrietara is Bilbao Airport (BIO) in Spain, 12 km (7 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Playa de Arrietara is Vitoria Airport (VIT), also in Spain, 61 km (38 miles) away.

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Playa de Arrietara Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 18 April 2021, 16:48 Local Time
Sunday 18Mon
5PM8PM11PM2AM
Wave (m) 0.4
NW
0.6
NNW
0.8
NNW
1.0
NNW
Period (s) 18 17 16 16
Wind (km/h) 15
NE 15
ENE 10
E 10
SE
Wind State cross-
on
cross cross cross-
off

Swell History at Playa de Arrietara

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

Wind History at Playa de Arrietara

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

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