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Matadeiro break guidePhoto by: Tougs

Matadeiro Surf Guide

Playa de Riazor(Matadeiro) in Galicia is a quite exposed beach and reef break that has reasonably consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Works best in offshore winds from the south. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the northwest. Prevailing left breaking waves at the beach break and a right hand reef break too.. When the surf is up, crowds are likely Beware of crowds,pollution.

Matadeiro Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
15.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Matadeiro:

The best conditions reported for surf at Matadeiro 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 Matadeiro (for consistent clean waves)?

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Matadeiro with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 48% of the time in December while 39% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 13% 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 Matadeiro Location Map

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

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Matadeiro Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 29 May 2022, 13:40 Local Time
Sunday 29
Wave (m)
Period (s) 10 10 10 7
Wind (km/h)
Wind State glass on cross-

Swell History at Matadeiro

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

Wind History at Matadeiro

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

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