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Playa de Lanzada ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.6
Difficulty Level: 2.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.8
Crowds: 2.8

Overall: 3.5

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Playa de Lanzada break guide

Playa de Lanzada Surf Guide

Playa de Lanzada in Galicia is an exposed beach and reef break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the northeast with some shelter here from northwest winds. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the optimum swell angle is from the southwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves and there is also a left hand reef break.. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded.

Playa de Lanzada Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeach and reefIcon  s33.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
14.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Playa de Lanzada:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Playa de Lanzada 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 24% of the time in February while 28% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 48% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
24%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
28%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
48%
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 Lanzada Location Map

Interactive Playa de Lanzada 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 Lanzada is Vigo Airport (VGO) in Spain, 32 km (20 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Playa de Lanzada is Santiago Airport (SCQ), also in Spain, 63 km (39 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Playa de Lanzada Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 10 April 2021, 20:31 Local Time
Saturday 10Sun
5PM8PM11PM2AM
Wave (m) 0.4
SW
0.4
WSW
0.4
WSW
0.4
SW
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 5
ENE 5
NNW 10
NNE 20
NNE
Wind State off glass cross-
off
cross-
off

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Swell History at Playa de Lanzada

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

Wind History at Playa de Lanzada

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

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Wave Buoys Nearest To Playa de Lanzada:

We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.