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Ruins Surf Guide

Ruins in Central Morocco is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the east. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. The beach breaks peel to the right. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Water quality is rather poor here.

Ruins Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
18.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Ruins:

The best conditions reported for surf at Ruins occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Ruins 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 65% of the time in December while 34% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 1% 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 Ruins Location Map

Interactive Ruins 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 nearest passenger airport to Ruins is Menara (Marrakech) Airport (RAK) in Morocco, which is 133 km (83 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Ruins is Inezgane (Agadir) Airport (AGA), also in Morocco, 203 km (126 miles) away.

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Ruins Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 3 June 2023, 15:35 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 8 7 5 5
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross cross cross-

Swell History at Ruins

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

Wind History at Ruins

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

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Wave Buoys Nearest To Ruins:

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