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Sandvik Surf Guide

Sandvik in Reykjanes Peninsula is an exposed beach break that usually has waves and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the east northeast and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west southwest. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Even when the surf is up, crowds are unknown. Dangerous rips are a hazard of surfing here.

Sandvik Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s43.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
9.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Sandvik:

The best conditions reported for surf at Sandvik occur when a West-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Sandvik with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 41% of the time in February while 44% 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.
clean
41%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
44%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
15%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Sandvik Location Map

Interactive Sandvik 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 Sandvik is Keflavik Nas Airport (KEF) in Iceland, which is 19 km (12 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Sandvik is Reykjavik Airport (RKV), also in Iceland, 48 km (30 miles) away.

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Sandvik Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 3 October 2022, 14:57 Local Time
Monday 03Tue
3PM6PM9PM0AM
Wave (m)
2.4
SW
2.4
SSW
2.1
SW
1.7
SW
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h)
15
25
40
40
Wind State cross-
off
off off off

Swell History at Sandvik

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

Wind History at Sandvik

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

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Wave Buoys Nearest To Sandvik: