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Playa de Barona ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.0

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Playa de Barona Surf Guide

Playa de Barona in Galicia is a fairly exposed beach and reef break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the southeast. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the northwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. It very rarely gets crowded here. Take care to avoid the rocks.

Playa de Barona Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeach and reefIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
13.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Playa de Barona:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Playa de Barona with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 36% of the time in December while 41% 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
36%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
41%
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 Barona Location Map

Interactive Playa de Barona 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 Barona is Santiago Airport (SCQ) in Spain, 56 km (35 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Playa de Barona is Vigo Airport (VGO), also in Spain, 60 km (37 miles) away.

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Playa de Barona Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 10 April 2021, 21:19 Local Time
Saturday 10Sun
5PM8PM11PM2AM
Wave (m) 0.4
NW
0.4
NNW
0.7
WNW
0.6
WNW
Period (s) 13 12 10 10
Wind (km/h) 0
SSW 10
NW 20
NNE 20
NNE
Wind State glass on cross cross

Swell History at Playa de Barona

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

Wind History at Playa de Barona

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

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Wave Buoys Nearest To Playa de Barona:

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.