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Playa de la Barrosa ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.6
Difficulty Level: 3.4
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.5
Crowds: 3.8

Overall: 4.3

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Playa de la Barrosa break guidePhoto by: Filippo

Playa de la Barrosa Surf Guide

Playa de la Barrosa in Andalucia is an exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf. Winter and spring are the favoured times of year to visit. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west southwest. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded.

Playa de la Barrosa Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
15.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Playa de la Barrosa:

The best conditions reported for surf at Playa de la Barrosa occur when a West-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Playa de la Barrosa (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Playa de la Barrosa 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 44% of the time in January while 41% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 15% 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 la Barrosa Location Map

Interactive Playa de la Barrosa 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 la Barrosa is Jerez Airport (XRY) in Spain, 43 km (27 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Playa de la Barrosa is Ibn Batouta (Tanger) Airport (TNG) in Morocco, 76 km (47 miles) away.

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Playa de la Barrosa Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 27 January 2021, 21:35 Local Time
WedThursday 28
Wave (m) 0.7
Period (s) 18 17 16 16
Wind (km/h) 15
N 10
NE 10
Wind State cross-
off cross-

Swell History at Playa de la Barrosa

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

Wind History at Playa de la Barrosa

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

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