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Galicia - East Surfing

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Galicia differs from its neighbours to the east in several ways. Although the coastal rock formations are not particularly good for surfing reefs, there are literally hundreds of beaches facing every different direction. Some of these can produce excellent waves, given the right conditions. Galicia has a wide swell window and one of the highest wave climates in Europe. Unlike Asturias, Cantabria and the Basque Country, swells from the W or even SW get in here no problem. However, despite the abundance of swell, most breaks only handle up to medium-sized waves. On the big days one looks for spots that face away from the main swell direction. There is so much open space in Galicia that crowds are not really a factor, even in summer. The only exceptions might be some of the beaches close to the cities of Ferrol and Coruña - Pantín or Doniños, for example. One factor that keeps down the number of visiting surfers is the temperature of the water. Strong upwelling and the proximity of the southward-flowing Canary Current keeps the water temperature cold throughout the year, particularly on the beaches around Cabo Fisterra and the Costa da Morte, necessitating a 4/3 steamer and boots, even in mid-August. This, combined with its high swell exposure, means that Galicia offers an excellent summer alternative to the much more crowded areas such as southwest France.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
                       
7 - 13°C
4/3
8 - 16°C
4/3
12 - 19°C
4/3
15 - 23°C
3/2
13 - 21°C
3/2
8 - 14°C
4/3
+ 180º swell window
+ Multiple swell/wind options
+ Beautiful countryside
+ Campervan friendly
- Unstable climate
- Lack of sunshine
- No world class breaks
- Cool water all year round
- Long drives and hard access
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  Forecast Surf Report Stormrider Guide
Guide icon Forecast icon Campelo Star 2.5ft 10secs 299° 8mph Clear No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
3
W - N South Easterly Low to Mid Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Foz Star Grey Star 3.5ft 15secs 326° 5mph Clear No Reports Available. No Data Available Sand 8
3
NW - N South Westerly Low Tide Only
Guide icon Forecast icon Pantin Star Star Star 2ft 15secs 326° 8mph Clear No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 10
3
W - N Southerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Doniños Star Star 2.5ft 10secs 299° 13mph Clear No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
3
W - N South Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon San Xorxe Star Star 2.5ft 10secs 299° 13mph Clear No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
3
W - N South Westerly Low to Mid Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Ponzos Star Star 2.5ft 10secs 299° 13mph Clear No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
3
W - N South Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Valdoviño Star Star 2.5ft 10secs 299° 8mph Clear No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
3
W - N Southerly Low to Mid Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon San Anton Star Star Star 2ft 15secs 326° 8mph Clear No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
3
NW - N South Westerly Low Tide Only
Guide icon Forecast icon Muiñelos Star Star 1.5ft 15secs 326° 4mph Clear No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 6
3
NW - N Southerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Reinante Star Star 1.5ft 15secs 325° 5mph Clear No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
3
NW - N South Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon San Cosme Star Star 1.5ft 15secs 325° 5mph Clear No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
3
NW - N South Westerly All Tides