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Playa de Baleo ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.6

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Playa de Baleo break guidePhoto by: Boling-art

Playa de Baleo Surf Guide

Playa de Baleo in Galicia is a sheltered beach break that has consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the southeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the northwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around low tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up.

Playa de Baleo Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
12.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Playa de Baleo:

The best conditions reported for surf at Playa de Baleo 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 Baleo (for consistent clean waves)?

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Playa de Baleo 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 62% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 19% 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
62%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
19%
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 Baleo Location Map

Interactive Playa de Baleo 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 Baleo is A Coruna (La Coruna) Airport (LCG) in Spain, 47 km (29 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Playa de Baleo is Santiago Airport (SCQ), also in Spain, 89 km (55 miles) away.

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Playa de Baleo Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 11 April 2021, 06:39 Local Time
Sunday 11
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m) 1.0
NNW
1.6
N
1.9
N
2.0
N
Period (s) 12 6 7 8
Wind (km/h) 25
NNE 30
NNE 30
NNE 25
NE
Wind State cross cross cross cross

Swell History at Playa de Baleo

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

Wind History at Playa de Baleo

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

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We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.