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Playa de Famara ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.2
Consistency of Surf: 4.2
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.3
Crowds: 3.8

Overall: 4.0

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Playa de Famara break guidePhoto by: Carmelo Peñate Sosa

Playa de Famara Surf Guide

Playa de Famara in Lanzarote is an exposed beach break that has consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the southeast with some shelter here from northeast winds. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the north northwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Take care of rips / crowds.

Playa de Famara Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon  beachBeachIcon  s44.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
23.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Playa de Famara:

The best conditions reported for surf at Playa de Famara occur when a North-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Playa de Famara 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 32% of the time in December while 63% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 5% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
32%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
63%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
5%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).
Playa de Famara Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 30 September 2020, 02:46 Local Time
Wednesday 30
4AM7AM10AM1PM
Wave (m) 1.4
N
1.3
N
1.2
N
1.2
N
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 15
NNE 15
NNE 20
NNE 20
NNE
Wind State cross cross-
on
cross-
on
cross

Swell History at Playa de Famara

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

Wind History at Playa de Famara

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

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    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: consistent
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    • Icon  s44.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
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    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: consistent
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    Reliability: rarely breaks
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