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Sopelana ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.8
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.1
Crowds: 1.7

Overall: 3.5

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Sopelana Surf Forecast / Pais Vasco / Spain

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 am Monday 17 May 2021 CEST
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Sopelana surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Sopelana sea temperature is 14.0 °C (Statistics for 17 May 1981-2005 - mean: 15.1 max: 16.7 min: 13.6 °C)
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Sopelana surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Sopelana sea temperature is 14.0 °C (Statistics for 17 May 1981-2005 - mean: 15.1 max: 16.7 min: 13.6 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Sopelana (calm at Algorta wx 6 km from Sopelana).

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Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Sopelana this week:

The surf forecast for Sopelana over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Monday (May 17) at 8AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 3.0m and 12s period. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Sopelana in the next 12 days are 3.0m 12s and forecast to arrive on Monday (May 17) at 8AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.7m 3s period and expected on Thursday (May 20) at 5PM.

Wave TypeTime (CEST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 8AM (Mon 17th May)10ft (3.0m) 12s
Best Surf 8AM (Mon 17th May)10ft (3.0m) 12s
Most Powerful 8AM (Mon 17th May)10ft (3.0m) 12s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Sopelana 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
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thursday
27
Friday
28
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
1144322002211035544554323233424312210
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T spain.htsgw.metric.42.cc23
T spain.htsgw.metric.66.cc23
T spain.htsgw.metric.90.cc23
T spain.htsgw.metric.114.cc23
T spain.htsgw.metric.138.cc23
T spain.htsgw.metric.162.cc23
T spain.htsgw.metric.186.cc23
T spain.htsgw.metric.210.cc23
T spain.htsgw.metric.234.cc23
T spain.htsgw.metric.258.cc23
T spain.htsgw.metric.282.cc23
3
NW
2.4
NW
1.8
NW
1.3
NW
1.1
NW
0.9
NW
1.6
NW
1.5
NW
1.1
NW
1
NW
0.7
NW
0.7
NW
0.7
NW
1.4
NW
2.2
NW
2.5
NW
2.5
NW
2.5
NW
2.5
NW
2.4
NW
1.8
NW
1.4
NW
1.4
NW
1.3
NW
1.3
NW
1.8
NW
1.8
NW
1.9
NW
1.9
NW
1.6
NW
1.4
NW
1.3
NW
1
NW
0.9
NW
1
NW
0.9
NNW
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20
WNW
10
NNW
0
SW
10
ENE
10
NE
10
W
25
WNW
25
NW
5
W
5
ENE
20
NE
10
SE
20
W
15
NW
10
WSW
5
WNW
10
NW
10
SW
5
WSW
10
NW
10
S
5
ENE
15
NNE
5
W
15
WNW
10
NNW
10
NNE
15
NE
20
NE
5
E
10
E
15
NE
10
WSW
5
NW
10
NNE
10
W
cross-
on
onglasscross-
off
crosscross-
on
ononcross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
oncrossglassoncross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
ononcrosscross-
off
crossglasscross-
off
crosscross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
8:37AM
2.91
8:57PM
3.02
9:28AM
2.77
9:53PM
2.91
10:34AM
2.69
11:02PM
2.89
11:50AM
2.72
12:16AM
2.98
1:02PM
2.89
1:22AM
3.18
2:03PM
3.14
2:21AM
3.43
2:56PM
3.42
3:14AM
3.69
3:44PM
3.69
4:04AM
3.89
4:30PM
3.90
4:52AM
4.01
5:16PM
4.03
5:41AM
4.02
6:02PM
4.07
6:30AM
3.92
6:49PM
3.99
2:41PM
1.01
3:18AM
1.01
3:34PM
1.14
4:20AM
1.09
4:40PM
1.21
5:33AM
1.07
5:56PM
1.17
6:45AM
0.92
7:07PM
1.01
7:47AM
0.68
8:08PM
0.76
8:42AM
0.41
9:02PM
0.47
9:31AM
0.17
9:52PM
0.20
10:18AM
0.00
10:40PM
-0.01
11:04AM
-0.07
11:29PM
-0.13
11:51AM
-0.04
12:17AM
-0.13
12:37PM
0.08
1:07AM
-0.02

Note: the tide data above is for Sopelana which is 2 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Sopelana.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Sopelana blow from the SE

Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thursday
27
Friday
28
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
light rain
light rain
partially cloudy
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
partially cloudy
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121414101213121313131414161914141314141515161615141313131313141817171816
6:46--6:45--6:43--6:43--6:41--6:41--6:39--6:39--6:37--6:37--6:37--6:35--
-9:30--9:31--9:32--9:34--9:35--9:36--9:37--9:37--9:38--9:39--9:40--9:42-

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Tue morning. Very mild (max 15°C on Mon afternoon, min 11°C on Tue morning). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 19°C on Fri afternoon, min 11°C on Thu morning). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Some drizzle, heaviest during Tue afternoon. Very mild (max 17°C on Mon afternoon, min 11°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Fri afternoon. Very mild (max 18°C on Thu afternoon, min 11°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Sopelana Surf forecast

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

Sopelana is 4 km (2 miles) from the city of Getxo. If you plan a holiday in Pais Vasco, look for hotels and other accommodation in Getxo. Getxo has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.