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Þorlákshöfn or Porlackshofn Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland)

Þorlákshöfn or Porlackshofn break guide

Þorlákshöfn or Porlackshofn Surf Guide

Þorlákshöfn or Porlackshofn in Reykjanes Peninsula is an exposed point break that has very consistent surf and works all around the year. Works best in offshore winds from the west with some shelter here from southwest winds. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the south. There is no point break. An uncrowded break, even when it is working. Take care of rocks in the line up.

Þorlákshöfn or Porlackshofn Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon point  redPointIcon  s44.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
10.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Þorlákshöfn or Porlackshofn:

The best conditions reported for surf at Þorlákshöfn or Porlackshofn occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Þorlákshöfn or Porlackshofn (for consistent clean waves)?

juneBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Þorlákshöfn or Porlackshofn with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 36% of the time in June while 45% 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
36%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
45%
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 Þorlákshöfn or Porlackshofn Location Map

Interactive Þorlákshöfn or Porlackshofn 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 Þorlákshöfn or Porlackshofn is Reykjavik Airport (RKV) in Iceland, which is 42 km (26 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Þorlákshöfn or Porlackshofn is Keflavik Nas Airport (KEF), also in Iceland, 63 km (39 miles) away.

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Þorlákshöfn or Porlackshofn Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 3 October 2022, 13:54 Local Time
Monday 03Tue
3PM6PM9PM0AM
Wave (m)
2.5
SW
2.4
SW
2.2
SSW
1.9
SW
Period (s) 10 9 9 9
Wind (km/h)
15
30
25
40
Wind State on cross-
on
cross-
on
on

Swell History at Þorlákshöfn or Porlackshofn

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

Wind History at Þorlákshöfn or Porlackshofn

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

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Wave Buoys Nearest To Þorlákshöfn or Porlackshofn: