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Playa de Barranan ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.8
Consistency of Surf: 3.9
Difficulty Level: 3.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.3
Crowds: 3.2

Overall: 3.5

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Playa de Barranan break guide

Playa de Barranan Surf Guide

Playa de Barranan in Galicia is an exposed beach break that has consistent surf. Summer offers the favoured conditions for surfing. Ideal winds are from the south. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It's sometimes crowded here. Take care of rocks in the line up.

Playa de Barranan Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s33.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
16.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Playa de Barranan:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Playa de Barranan 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 53% of the time in December while 41% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 6% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
53%
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
6%
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 Barranan Location Map

Interactive Playa de Barranan 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 Barranan is A Coruna (La Coruna) Airport (LCG) in Spain, which is 14 km (9 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Playa de Barranan is Santiago Airport (SCQ), also in Spain, 48 km (30 miles) away.

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Playa de Barranan Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 20 June 2021, 00:14 Local Time
Saturday 19Sun
5PM8PM11PM2AM
Wave (m) 1.0
N
1.1
NNW
1.0
NNW
0.7
NNW
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h)
10
15
20
30
Wind State cross cross-
off
off off

Swell History at Playa de Barranan

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

Wind History at Playa de Barranan

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

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