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Þorlákshöfn or Porlackshofn Surf Forecast / Reykjanes Peninsula / Iceland

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Tuesday 06 Dec 2022 GMT
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Þorlákshöfn or Porlackshofn surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Þorlákshöfn or Porlackshofn sea temperature is 7.1 °C (Statistics for 06 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 7.5 max: 8.3 min: 6.7 °C)
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Þorlákshöfn or Porlackshofn surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Þorlákshöfn or Porlackshofn sea temperature is 7.1 °C (Statistics for 06 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 7.5 max: 8.3 min: 6.7 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Þorlákshöfn or Porlackshofn (calm at Eyrarbakki 10 km from Þorlákshöfn or Porlackshofn).

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Actual: 53 min ago

Calm
4 km/h
NE
Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Þorlákshöfn or Porlackshofn this week:

The surf forecast for Þorlákshöfn or Porlackshofn over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Monday (Dec 12) at 9AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.5m and 20s period with a secondary swell of 0.4m and 6s. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Þorlákshöfn or Porlackshofn in the next 12 days are 2.2m 15s and forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Dec 13) at 9PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.8m 8s period and expected on Tuesday (Dec 13) at 9PM.

Wave TypeTime (GMT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 9AM (Mon 12th Dec)1.5ft (0.5m) 20s
Best Surf 6PM (Mon 12th Dec)4.5ft (1.4m) 18s
Most Powerful 9PM (Tue 13th Dec)7ft (2.2m) 15s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Þorlákshöfn or Porlackshofn over the next 12 days.

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Tue
06
Wednesday
07
Thursday
08
Friday
09
Saturday
10
Sunday
11
Monday
12
Tuesday
13
Wednesday
14
Thursday
15
Friday
16
Saturday
17
Sun
18
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
Rating
(10 max)
200000000000000002344334201110000323
Swell
Height Map
T iceland.htsgw.metric.6.cc23
T iceland.htsgw.metric.24.cc23
T iceland.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T iceland.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
T iceland.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T iceland.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T iceland.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T iceland.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
T iceland.htsgw.metric.192.cc23
T iceland.htsgw.metric.216.cc23
T iceland.htsgw.metric.240.cc23
T iceland.htsgw.metric.264.cc23
T iceland.htsgw.metric.288.cc23
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.8
SW
0.5
SW
0.4
SW
0.6
W
0.6
W
0.6
W
0.9
NE
0.8
NNE
0.9
NNE
0.9
NNE
0.9
NNE
0.7
NNE
0.2
S
0.2
ESE
0.4
SE
0.4
SE
0.4
SE
0.5
SSW
1.1
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.9
SSW
2.1
SSW
2.1
SSW
1.8
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.1
SSW
0.9
SSE
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.7
SW
0.4
SW
0.9
SW
1.1
SW
1.1
SW
Period(s) (?)101096774444441087762019171716151413131312121111916141312
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)122472121333624173131281286131214227804147920642133190212248364683732322132001938567331424330
Wind
(km/h)
5
NW
25
NNW
15
NE
15
NE
20
NE
30
NE
20
NNE
20
N
20
N
25
NNE
25
NE
30
NE
20
NE
15
NE
10
NE
10
NE
10
NE
10
NE
10
NE
10
NE
15
NE
15
NE
20
NE
15
N
15
NNE
20
NE
15
NE
15
ENE
20
ENE
20
E
25
SE
45
ESE
25
NNE
15
NNW
10
N
5
NNW
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
glasscross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
ononcross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
crossglass
High Tide
/ height (m)
4:50PM
2.58
5:14AM
2.86
5:27PM
2.61
5:49AM
2.92
6:02PM
2.61
6:23AM
2.95
6:36PM
2.59
6:57AM
2.92
7:10PM
2.54
7:33AM
2.86
7:44PM
2.46
8:09AM
2.75
8:21PM
2.35
8:47AM
2.62
9:00PM
2.23
9:28AM
2.47
9:46PM
2.12
10:15AM
2.34
10:42PM
2.04
11:10AM
2.23
11:50PM
2.01
12:14PM
2.18
1:04AM
2.08
Low Tide
/ height (m)
10:55PM
0.32
11:26AM
0.38
11:30PM
0.29
12:02PM
0.37
12:04AM
0.29
12:37PM
0.39
12:38AM
0.32
1:12PM
0.44
1:12AM
0.38
1:47PM
0.52
1:47AM
0.46
2:25PM
0.62
2:24AM
0.56
3:04PM
0.73
3:03AM
0.68
3:48PM
0.82
3:49AM
0.80
4:39PM
0.88
4:44AM
0.91
5:38PM
0.89
5:52AM
0.98
6:43PM
0.85
7:07AM
0.96

Note: the tide data above is calculated at the surf break location.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Þorlákshöfn or Porlackshofn blow from the W

Tue
06
Wednesday
07
Thursday
08
Friday
09
Saturday
10
Sunday
11
Monday
12
Tuesday
13
Wednesday
14
Thursday
15
Friday
16
Saturday
17
Sun
18
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
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Rain (mm)
------------------------------262---
Temp. °C110-1-2-5-4-3-2-2-2-3-3-1-1-1-1-2-2-3-3-3-2-2-2-1-1-1-11344321
Low °C010-2-4-5-5-4-2-2-3-3-3-2-1-1-2-2-3-3-3-4-3-2-3-2-1-1-1-2333211
Feels °C (?)-3-5-5-7-9-14-11-10-9-10-10-11-10-6-6-6-6-7-7-9-9-9-9-8-8-8-7-7-7-7-3-4-3-2-3-2
Sunrise--10:52--10:55--10:56--10:59--11:00--11:03--11:04--11:06--11:07--11:08--11:10--11:11
Sunset3:41--3:38--3:37--3:37--3:36--3:34--3:33--3:33--3:32--3:32--3:30--3:30--

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Icy conditions (max 1°C on Tue afternoon, min -5°C on Thu morning). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Temperatures will be below freezing (max -1°C on Sat night, min -3°C on Fri night). Mainly fresh winds.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Temperatures will be below freezing (max -1°C on Wed night, min -4°C on Tue afternoon). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: A dusting of snow giving way to moderate rain (total 10mm) heaviest on Fri night. Icy conditions (max 4°C on Fri night, min -2°C on Fri morning). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the ESE on Fri night, calm by Sun morning).

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Information about the Þorlákshöfn or Porlackshofn Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Þorlákshöfn or Porlackshofn provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Þorlákshöfn or Porlackshofn can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Þorlákshöfn or Porlackshofn surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Þorlákshöfn or Porlackshofn) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Þorlákshöfn or Porlackshofn may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Þorlákshöfn or Porlackshofn is 37 km (23 miles) from Hafnarfjordur. If you plan a holiday in Reykjanes Peninsula, look for hotels and other accommodation in Hafnarfjordur. Hafnarfjordur has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.