About Barceloneta

This long arc of sand is the most popular beach in the city, packed with tourists in the summer. Once autumn kicks in, its the best spot to score waves. Usually windswell from local weather systems, so expect wind and rain - but when the period picks up the waves clean up and can pump. Don't wait - swells might only last hours so be on it - the locals will be - in frenzied packs!

Source: Barceloneta Surf Guide

Ability Level

Beginner - intermediate

Beg Int Adv

Good spot for all levels.

Local Vibe


Welcoming Intimidating

Enthusiastically frenzied.

Crowd Factor


Mellow Heavy

Will be packed when breaking.

Spot Rating


Poor Perfect

Usually fun windswell walls or wedgy peaks, occasionally very good.

Shoulder Burn


Light Exhausting

Can get rippy when big, especially in storm surf.

Water Quality


Clean Dirty

OK in summer, usually poor after rain.

Additional Information


Crowds, rips, powerful shore-dump.


Street parking is very difficult, cars do get broken into also. There are pay car parks close to the Hospital del Mar.

Bring Your

Shortboard, funboard, fish, longboard, bodyboard, bodysurfing



Best Season

Outside the summer flats - best September to March.

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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