uk es it fr pt nl
Louro (Playa Area Maior) ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.1
Consistency of Surf: 4.3
Difficulty Level: 3.9
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.5
Crowds: 4.6

Overall: 4.4

See all 18 ratings

Based on 8 votes. Vote


Surf Report Feed
Louro (Playa Area Maior) break guidePhoto by: Arume

Louro (Playa Area Maior) Surf Guide

Playa de Louro in Galicia is a sheltered beach break that has consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. Rarely crowded here.

Louro (Playa Area Maior) Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s44.4
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
16.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Louro (Playa Area Maior):

The best conditions reported for surf at Louro (Playa Area Maior) 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 Louro (Playa Area Maior) (for consistent clean waves)?

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Louro (Playa Area Maior) 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 10% of the time in February while 21% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 69% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
10%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
21%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
69%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Louro (Playa Area Maior) Location Map

Interactive Louro (Playa Area Maior) 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 Louro is Santiago Airport (SCQ) in Spain, 58 km (36 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Playa de Louro is Vigo Airport (VGO), also in Spain, 69 km (43 miles) away.

Icon breakBreak
Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Louro (Playa Area Maior) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 20 June 2021, 05:27 Local Time
Sunday 20
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m) 1.8
SW
1.7
WSW
2.1
W
2.5
W
Period (s) 6 7 11 10
Wind (km/h)
25
25
30
35
Wind State cross-
on
on on on

Swell History at Louro (Playa Area Maior)

Surf stats for Louro (Playa Area Maior), see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Louro (Playa Area Maior)

Wind stats for Louro (Playa Area Maior), see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Louro (Playa Area Maior). Click below to view there surf guides.


Wave Buoys Nearest To Louro (Playa Area Maior):