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Playa de Malpica ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.2
Consistency of Surf: 4.3
Difficulty Level: 2.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.8
Crowds: 3.7

Overall: 4.1

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Playa de Malpica break guidePhoto by: Fernando Gómez Pose

Playa de Malpica Surf Guide

Playa de Malpica in Galicia is a fairly exposed beach break that has consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds blow from the south with some shelter here from southwest winds. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the northwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Best around mid tide when the tide is falling. Rarely crowded here.

Playa de Malpica Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
12.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Playa de Malpica:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Playa de Malpica with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 40% of the time in January while 48% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 12% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
40%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
48%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
12%
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 Malpica Location Map

Interactive Playa de Malpica 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 Malpica is A Coruna (La Coruna) Airport (LCG) in Spain, which is 36 km (22 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Playa de Malpica is Santiago Airport (SCQ), also in Spain, 58 km (36 miles) away.

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Playa de Malpica Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 15 April 2021, 14:11 Local Time
Thursday 15
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m) 2.5
NE
3.0
NE
3.0
NE
3.5
NE
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 25
ENE 35
NE 40
NE 35
NE
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Playa de Malpica

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

Wind History at Playa de Malpica

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

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