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Galicia - West 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 year round
- Long drives and hard access
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  Forecast Surf Report Stormrider Guide
Guide icon Forecast icon Patos Star Star 2.5ft 11secs 300° 3mph Clear No Reports Available. Submerged Reef Peaks Uneven Reef 10
3
W - N Southerly Mid to High Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Playa de Traba Star Star 2.5ft 11secs 299° 7mph Clear No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
3
W - N Easterly Mid to High Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Praia de Sabon Grey Star Grey Star 2.5ft 10secs 299° 15mph Clear No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
3
W - N Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Louro Star 2ft 10secs 287° 7mph Clear No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
3
SW - NW North Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Santa Maria de Oia Star 2ft 10secs 293° 3mph Clear No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Uneven Reef 12
6
W - N South Easterly Mid to High Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon La Lanzada Star 2ft 10secs 287° 7mph Clear No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
3
SW - NW North Easterly Low to Mid Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Rio Siera Star 2ft 10secs 287° 7mph Clear No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
3
SW - NW South Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Nemiña Star 2.5ft 11secs 299° 15mph Clear No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
3
SW - N North Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Malpica Grey Star Grey Star 2.5ft 10secs 299° 19mph Clear No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
3
NW - N Southerly Low to Mid Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Razo Grey Star 2.5ft 10secs 299° 15mph Clear No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
3
NW - N South Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Caion Grey Star 2.5ft 10secs 299° 15mph Clear No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
3
W - N Southerly Low to Mid Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Barrañan Grey Star 2.5ft 10secs 299° 15mph Clear No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 6
3
NW - N Southerly Mid to High Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Playa del Orzán Grey Star 2.5ft 10secs 299° 15mph Clear No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 6
3
NW - N South Westerly Low to Mid Tide