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Playa de Barra ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.4

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Playa de Barra break guidePhoto by: FreeCat

Playa de Barra Surf Guide

Playa de Barra in Galicia is a sheltered beach break that has inconsistent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the northeast with some shelter here from northwest winds. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded.

Playa de Barra Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s33.4
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
18.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Playa de Barra:

The best conditions reported for surf at Playa de Barra occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Playa de Barra 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 10% of the time in February while 21% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 69% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
10%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
21%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
69%
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 Barra Location Map

Interactive Playa de Barra 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 Barra is Vigo Airport (VGO) in Spain, 15 km (9 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Playa de Barra is Santiago Airport (SCQ), also in Spain, 78 km (48 miles) away.

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Playa de Barra Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 20 June 2021, 06:25 Local Time
Sunday 20
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m) 1.7
SW
1.7
WSW
1.4
WNW
2.0
WNW
Period (s) 6 7 8 10
Wind (km/h)
25
15
25
30
Wind State cross-
on
on on on

Swell History at Playa de Barra

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

Wind History at Playa de Barra

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

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