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Playa do Orzan ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.4
Consistency of Surf: 3.3
Difficulty Level: 2.6
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.2
Crowds: 2.2

Overall: 3.6

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Playa do Orzan break guidePhoto by: QuimG

Playa do Orzan Surf Guide

Playa de Orzan in Galicia is a quite exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the south. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the northwest. Waves at the beach tend to peel to the right. Sometimes crowded. Beware of crowds,pollution.

Playa do Orzan Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s43.6
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
13.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Playa do Orzan:

The best conditions reported for surf at Playa do Orzan occur when a West-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

octoberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Playa do Orzan with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of October. Clean surfable waves are typically found 31% of the time in October while 50% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 19% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
31%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
50%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
19%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Playa do Orzan Location Map

Interactive Playa do Orzan 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 Orzan is A Coruna (La Coruna) Airport (LCG) in Spain, 8 km (5 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Playa de Orzan is Santiago Airport (SCQ), also in Spain, 53 km (33 miles) away.

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Playa do Orzan Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 11 April 2021, 05:25 Local Time
Sunday 11
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m) 1.0
NNW
1.8
N
2.1
N
2.2
N
Period (s) 12 6 7 8
Wind (km/h) 20
NNE 25
NNE 25
NNE 25
NNE
Wind State cross cross cross cross

Swell History at Playa do Orzan

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

Wind History at Playa do Orzan

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

Playa do Orzan Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 11 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s43.6
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s33.4
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s33.3
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s32.6
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s11.2
  • Crowds:Icon  s22.2
  • ...

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Review
Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Local from Spain
“La playa de orzan, a mi gusto, es un buen lugar donde surfear,ya que las olas, aunque no sean perfectas,tienen una buena calidad.Además, cuando la marea está alta,se forman unas orilleras perfectas que entuban increible(te llevas un corchopán y lo flipas)”

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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.