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Santa Maria de Oia ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.3
Difficulty Level: 4.4
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 3.6

Overall: 3.2

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Santa Maria de Oia Surf Guide

Santa Maria de Oia in Galicia is an exposed reef break that has quite consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the southeast with some shelter here from south winds. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the northwest. There is a left hand reef break. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Rocks are a hazard.

Santa Maria de Oia Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
17.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Santa Maria de Oia:

The best conditions reported for surf at Santa Maria de Oia occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Santa Maria de Oia (for consistent clean waves)?

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Santa Maria de Oia 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 48% of the time in December while 42% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 10% 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).

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Interactive Santa Maria de Oia 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 Santa Maria de Oia is Vigo Airport (VGO) in Spain, 33 km (20 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Santa Maria de Oia is Porto Airport (OPO) in Acores, 86 km (53 miles) away.

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Santa Maria de Oia Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 20 June 2021, 06:50 Local Time
Sunday 20
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 13 6 7 10
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Santa Maria de Oia

Surf stats for Santa Maria de Oia, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Santa Maria de Oia

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

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