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Playa de Montalbo ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.1
Consistency of Surf: 3.3
Difficulty Level: 3.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.8
Crowds: 2.7

Overall: 3.7

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Playa de Montalbo break guidePhoto by: Alfonso

Playa de Montalbo Surf Guide

Playa de Montalbo in Galicia is a fairly exposed beach and reef break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Ideal winds are from the northeast with some shelter here from northwest winds. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves together with both left and right hand reef breaks offshore.. Best around low tide. Sometimes crowded.

Playa de Montalbo Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
18.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Playa de Montalbo:

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

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Playa de Montalbo 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 18% of the time in February while 25% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 57% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
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 Montalbo Location Map

Interactive Playa de Montalbo 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 Montalbo is Vigo Airport (VGO) in Spain, 28 km (17 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Playa de Montalbo is Santiago Airport (SCQ), also in Spain, 65 km (40 miles) away.

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Playa de Montalbo Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 20 June 2021, 05:35 Local Time
Sunday 20
Wave (m) 1.8
Period (s) 6 7 6 10
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Playa de Montalbo

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

Wind History at Playa de Montalbo

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

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