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Unstad (Lofoten) ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.6
Consistency of Surf: 3.8
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.8
Crowds: 4.2

Overall: 4.1

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Unstad (Lofoten) break guidePhoto by: jhg

Unstad (Lofoten) Surf Guide

Unstad (Lofoten) in Lofoten Islands and Arctic is an exposed point break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the east. The best swell direction is from the west northwest. Rarely crowded here. Hazards include rocks, rips.

Unstad (Lofoten) Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
8.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Unstad (Lofoten):

The best conditions reported for surf at Unstad (Lofoten) occur when a West-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

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

septemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Unstad (Lofoten) with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of September. Clean surfable waves are typically found 28% of the time in September while 54% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 18% 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 Unstad (Lofoten) 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 Unstad (Lofoten) is Bodo (Bodoe) Airport (BOO) in Norway, which is 116 km (72 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Unstad (Lofoten) is Evenes Airport (EVE), also in Norway, 129 km (80 miles) away.

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Unstad (Lofoten) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 1 December 2020, 04:17 Local Time
Tuesday 01
Wave (m) 2.5
Period (s) 9 8 9 9
Wind (km/h) 30
NNW 25
NNW 25
NW 20
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Unstad (Lofoten)

Surf stats for Unstad (Lofoten), see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Unstad (Lofoten)

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

Unstad (Lofoten) Reviews:

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Based on 6 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s44.1
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s54.6
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s43.8
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s22.0
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s21.8
  • Crowds:Icon  s44.2
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Chart'n from Norway
“A spot that can get good waves if conditions are right. Suffers from strong sideshore winds and sectioning walls. Rarelly holds up for the size needed to make it break well and rides are often short/medium. Can create tubes that are rarely makeable. A lefthander that is fast and sectioning can also be found here.”

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