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Sotavento ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0

Overall: 1.7

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Sotavento Surf Guide

Sotavento in Fuerteventura is a fairly exposed beach break that has unreliable waves. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the west. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the south southwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Surfable at all stages of the tide. Take special care here if it gets very crowded.

Sotavento Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
20.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Sotavento:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Sotavento with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 0% of the time in January while 0% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 99% 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).

Explore Sotavento Location Map

Interactive Sotavento 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 Sotavento is Fuerteventura Airport (FUE) in Canary Islands, which is 61 km (38 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Sotavento is Gran Canaria Airport (LPA), also in Canary Islands, 108 km (67 miles) away.

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Sotavento Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 14 May 2021, 12:21 Local Time
Friday 14
Wave (m) 0.1
Period (s) 13 - - 16
Wind (km/h) 40
N 40
N 40
NNW 45
Wind State cross cross cross-

Swell History at Sotavento

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

Wind History at Sotavento

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

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