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Playa de Carnota ratings
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.6

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Playa de Carnota Surf Guide

Playa de Carnota in Galicia is a fairly exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds blow from the northeast. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Rarely crowded here.

Playa de Carnota Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s43.6
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
13.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Playa de Carnota:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

marchBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Playa de Carnota with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 44% of the time in March while 41% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 15% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
44%
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
15%
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 Carnota Location Map

Interactive Playa de Carnota 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 Carnota is Santiago Airport (SCQ) in Spain, 57 km (35 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Playa de Carnota is Vigo Airport (VGO), also in Spain, 78 km (48 miles) away.

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Playa de Carnota Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 15 April 2021, 14:17 Local Time
Thursday 15
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m) 1.0
WSW
1.0
WSW
0.9
WSW
0.9
WSW
Period (s) 11 11 10 10
Wind (km/h) 15
ENE 10
NE 10
N 25
NNE
Wind State off off cross-
off
off

Swell History at Playa de Carnota

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

Wind History at Playa de Carnota

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

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