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Sopelana break guidePhoto by: TxMa

Sopelana Surf Guide

Sopelana in Pais Vasco is an exposed beach break that has dependable surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the southeast. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. Good surf at all stages of the tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Overcrowding can even make surfing hazardous.

Sopelana Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
13.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Sopelana:

The best conditions reported for surf at Sopelana 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 Sopelana (for consistent clean waves)?

octoberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Sopelana with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of October. Clean surfable waves are typically found 50% of the time in October while 43% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 7% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
50%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
43%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
7%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Sopelana Location Map

Interactive Sopelana 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 Sopelana is Bilbao Airport (BIO) in Spain, 12 km (7 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Sopelana is Vitoria Airport (VIT), also in Spain, 61 km (38 miles) away.

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Sopelana Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 7 February 2023, 00:49 Local Time
MonTuesday 07
10PM1AM4AM7AM
Wave (m)
1.3
NNW
1.2
NNW
1
NNW
0.8
NW
Period (s) 13 13 13 17
Wind (km/h)
10
10
5
5
Wind State cross-
off
off cross-
off
cross

Swell History at Sopelana

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

Wind History at Sopelana

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

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