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Playa de Barrika ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 2.4

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Playa de Barrika break guidePhoto by: juanangelr

Playa de Barrika Surf Guide

Playa de Barrika in Pais Vasco is a sheltered reef break that only works once in a while. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the east northeast. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. There is a left hand reef break. Best around high tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Be aware that the sea here is polluted.

Playa de Barrika Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s22.4
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
13.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Playa de Barrika:

The best conditions reported for surf at Playa de Barrika occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Playa de Barrika 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 11% of the time in February while 44% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 45% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
11%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
44%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
45%
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 Barrika Location Map

Interactive Playa de Barrika 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 Barrika is Bilbao Airport (BIO) in Spain, 13 km (8 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Playa de Barrika is Vitoria Airport (VIT), also in Spain, 62 km (39 miles) away.

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Playa de Barrika Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 18 April 2021, 16:31 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 off off off cross-
off

Swell History at Playa de Barrika

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

Wind History at Playa de Barrika

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

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