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Sandvik ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 3.8

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Sandvik Surf Forecast / Reykjanes Peninsula / Iceland

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 am Sunday 11 Apr 2021 GMT
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Sandvik surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Sandvik sea temperature is 5.8 °C (Statistics for 11 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 6.3 max: 7.1 min: 5.6 °C)
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Sandvik surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Sandvik sea temperature is 5.8 °C (Statistics for 11 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 6.3 max: 7.1 min: 5.6 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Reykjanes Peninsula

  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-off at Sandvik (fresh winds from the E at Keflavik Airport 19 km from Sandvik).

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19 km away, 1 h 23 min ago

Moderate
31 km/h
E
3.9
5.8
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Sandvik this week:

The surf forecast for Sandvik over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Sunday (Apr 11) at 9PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.8m and 9s period with a secondary swell of 0.2m and 16s. The wind is predicted to be offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Sandvik in the next 12 days are 6.0m 12s and forecast to arrive on Thursday (Apr 15) at 3PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-shore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 2.0m 6s period and expected on Wednesday (Apr 14) at 9PM.

Wave TypeTime (GMT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 9PM (Sun 11th Apr)6ft (1.8m) 9s
Best Surf12AM (Mon 12th Apr)5.5ft (1.7m) 9s
Most Powerful 3PM (Thu 15th Apr)20ft (6.0m) 12s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Sandvik over the next 12 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Sunday
11
Monday
12
Tuesday
13
Wednesday
14
Thursday
15
Friday
16
Saturday
17
Sunday
18
Monday
19
Tuesday
20
Wednesday
21
Thursday
22
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
103310000010000000000000000020000000
T iceland.htsgw.metric.12.cc23
T iceland.htsgw.metric.30.cc23
T iceland.htsgw.metric.54.cc23
T iceland.htsgw.metric.78.cc23
T iceland.htsgw.metric.102.cc23
T iceland.htsgw.metric.126.cc23
T iceland.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
T iceland.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
T iceland.htsgw.metric.198.cc23
T iceland.htsgw.metric.222.cc23
T iceland.htsgw.metric.246.cc23
T iceland.htsgw.metric.270.cc23
2.1
WSW
2.1
WSW
1.7
WSW
1.3
SW
0.9
SW
0.7
SW
0.7
SSW
0.5
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.9
SSW
3
SSE
5.5
S
6
S
5
S
3.5
S
3.5
SSW
3.5
WSW
3.5
WSW
4
WSW
4
WSW
4
WSW
4
WSW
3
WSW
2.5
WSW
2.4
WSW
1.8
WSW
1.4
WNW
1.1
WNW
0.8
SSE
1.2
SSE
0.7
S
1.5
SSW
1.2
SSW
1
SSW
0.7
SW
899887661413148121212121012121212111111101099878812111111
636675421216944736227014130811117938100576442355329403069286940123813359243142344112910725492871496119258559353247128
30
SSE
45
ESE
30
ENE
20
NE
15
E
25
ESE
15
S
15
SSE
20
SSW
20
SSE
25
SSE
60
SE
70
SE
70
SSE
45
S
40
S
45
S
35
SSW
35
SSW
40
SW
40
SSW
35
SW
35
WSW
40
WSW
45
W
45
W
35
WNW
25
WNW
10
W
25
SE
35
SSE
40
SSE
40
SSE
40
SSE
30
SW
30
SW
crosscross-
off
offoffoffcross-
off
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
ononononcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
off
crosscrosscrosscrosscross-
on
on
6:13PM
3.09
6:26AM
3.15
6:42PM
3.17
6:55AM
3.13
7:11PM
3.19
7:24AM
3.05
7:40PM
3.15
7:53AM
2.93
8:10PM
3.05
8:22AM
2.76
8:41PM
2.90
8:54AM
2.58
9:16PM
2.72
9:29AM
2.38
9:58PM
2.52
10:16AM
2.19
10:57PM
2.35
11:31AM
2.04
12:25AM
2.27
1:16PM
2.05
1:57AM
2.37
2:41PM
2.24
12:06PM
0.21
12:19AM
0.20
12:34PM
0.16
12:49AM
0.17
1:01PM
0.16
1:20AM
0.20
1:29PM
0.21
1:50AM
0.29
1:57PM
0.31
2:21AM
0.43
2:26PM
0.46
2:54AM
0.61
2:58PM
0.63
3:31AM
0.81
3:34PM
0.82
4:18AM
1.01
4:24PM
1.01
5:28AM
1.16
5:42PM
1.15
7:06AM
1.16
7:24PM
1.13
8:31AM
0.98
8:44PM
0.94

Note: the tide data above is for Grindavik Antenas which is 9 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Sandvik.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Sandvik blow from the ENE

Sunday
11
Monday
12
Tuesday
13
Wednesday
14
Thursday
15
Friday
16
Saturday
17
Sunday
18
Monday
19
Tuesday
20
Wednesday
21
Thursday
22
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
light rain
light rain
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
moderate rain
light rain
moderate rain
light rain
cloudy
cloudy
light rain
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
light rain
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
light rain
light rain
clear
light rainlight rainrain shwrssome cloudssome cloudsclearclearsome cloudsclearclearsome cloudsmod. rainlight rainmod. rainlight raincloudycloudylight raincloudycloudycloudycloudycloudycloudylight rainsome cloudsclearsome cloudscloudycloudycloudycloudysome cloudslight rainlight rainclear
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435666677788888566555444233335567776
434565566677786555554442232334566765
-1-40332344343222-1010-1-1-2-2-2-5-4-3-210-112231
6:15--6:11--6:07--6:03--6:01--5:56--5:54--5:50--5:47--5:43--5:39--5:35--
-8:49--8:52--8:54--8:58--9:00--9:04--9:07--9:10--9:14--9:16--9:20--9:22-

Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 10mm), heaviest on Sun afternoon. Mild temperatures (max 7°C on Tue afternoon, min 3°C on Sun afternoon). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the ESE on Sun afternoon, light winds from the S by Mon night).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 26mm), heaviest during Thu morning. Mild temperatures (max 8°C on Wed afternoon, min 5°C on Fri morning). Winds increasing (light winds from the SSE on Wed morning, gales from the SE by Thu morning).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Some drizzle, heaviest during Mon morning. Mild temperatures (max 5°C on Sat morning, min 2°C on Sun night). Mainly strong winds.

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Thu afternoon. Mild temperatures (max 7°C on Wed night, min 3°C on Tue morning). Winds increasing (light winds from the SSE on Tue afternoon, strong winds from the SW by Thu night).

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Information about the Sandvik Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Sandvik provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Sandvik can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Sandvik 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 (Sandvik) 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 Sandvik 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.

Sandvik is 9 km (6 miles) from Grindavik. If you plan a holiday in Reykjanes Peninsula, look for hotels and other accommodation in Grindavik. Grindavik has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.

We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.