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Playa de Gaztetape ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 4.5
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.2

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Playa de Gaztetape break guidePhoto by: MnGyver

Playa de Gaztetape Surf Guide

Playa de Gaztetape in Pais Vasco is a reasonably exposed beach break that usually has waves and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the south. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Best around low tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Take care of rocks in the line up.

Playa de Gaztetape Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
13.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Playa de Gaztetape:

The best conditions reported for surf at Playa de Gaztetape 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 Gaztetape (for consistent clean waves)?

novemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Playa de Gaztetape with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of November. Clean surfable waves are typically found 37% of the time in November while 36% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 27% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
37%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
36%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
27%
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 Gaztetape Location Map

Interactive Playa de Gaztetape 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 Gaztetape is San Sebastian Airport (EAS) in Spain, 34 km (21 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Playa de Gaztetape is Bilbao Airport (BIO), also in Spain, 57 km (35 miles) away.

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Playa de Gaztetape Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 18 April 2021, 17:48 Local Time
Sunday 18Mon
5PM8PM11PM2AM
Wave (m) 0.6
WNW
0.5
NW
0.7
NW
0.9
NW
Period (s) 11 17 16 16
Wind (km/h) 10
NNE 5
NE 5
ESE 5
SSE
Wind State on cross-
on
glass off

Swell History at Playa de Gaztetape

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

Wind History at Playa de Gaztetape

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

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