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Zumaya (Playa de Itxurun) ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.5

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Zumaya (Playa de Itxurun) Surf Guide

Zumaya(Playa de Itxurun) in Pais Vasco is an exposed beach/jetty break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the south. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the north northwest. The beach breaks favour rights. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Likely to be crowded if working. Overcrowding can even make surfing hazardous.

Zumaya (Playa de Itxurun) Spot Info

Icon beachBeach/jettyIcon  s33.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
14.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Zumaya (Playa de Itxurun):

The best conditions reported for surf at Zumaya (Playa de Itxurun) occur when a North-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Zumaya (Playa de Itxurun) (for consistent clean waves)?

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Zumaya (Playa de Itxurun) 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 49% of the time in December while 45% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 6% 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 Zumaya (Playa de Itxurun) Location Map

Interactive Zumaya (Playa de Itxurun) 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 Zumaya (Playa de Itxurun) is San Sebastian Airport (EAS) in Spain, 38 km (24 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Zumaya (Playa de Itxurun) is Bilbao Airport (BIO), also in Spain, 53 km (33 miles) away.

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Zumaya (Playa de Itxurun) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 18 May 2021, 04:41 Local Time
MonTuesday 18
Wave (m) 2.1
Period (s) 11 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 5
SSE 10
S 5
Wind State glass off off glass

Swell History at Zumaya (Playa de Itxurun)

Surf stats for Zumaya (Playa de Itxurun), see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Zumaya (Playa de Itxurun)

Wind stats for Zumaya (Playa de Itxurun), see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Zumaya (Playa de Itxurun). Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: consistent
    4km away
    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: inconsistent
    5km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: inconsistent
    7km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Zumaya (Playa de Itxurun):