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Playa do Carreiro ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.0

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Playa do Carreiro Surf Guide

Playa do Carreiro in Galicia is an exposed river break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the northeast. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the optimum swell angle is from the west northwest. The river breaks peel to the right. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Watch out for dangerous rips.

Playa do Carreiro Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
15.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Playa do Carreiro:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

septemberBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Playa do Carreiro with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of September. Clean surfable waves are typically found 57% of the time in September while 37% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 6% 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 do Carreiro Location Map

Interactive Playa do Carreiro 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 do Carreiro is Vigo Airport (VGO) in Spain, 41 km (25 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Playa do Carreiro is Porto Airport (OPO) in Acores, 76 km (47 miles) away.

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Playa do Carreiro Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 22 April 2021, 12:21 Local Time
Thursday 22
Wave (m) 1.2
Period (s) 7 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 15
S 15
SSW 15
SSW 10
Wind State cross-
on cross-

Swell History at Playa do Carreiro

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

Wind History at Playa do Carreiro

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

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