About Masnou

A near-mythical wave found on the southwestern side of the harbour, it peaks near the harbourmouth and sends long, reeling lefts firing down the beach. It's fast, with occasional hollow sections, coming to life in a decent windswell or a proper groundswell, and can be well over head high. Will be busy when it's on, but there's plenty of waves to go round. It's a long paddle back, so many do the walk around.

Source: Masnou Surf Guide

Ability Level

Intermediate - advanced

Beg Int Adv

A steep take off, speeding sections and crowds to dodge mean this is a wave best left to experienced surfers.

Local Vibe


Welcoming Intimidating

Competitive but long waves and long walks keeps everyone in rotation.

Crowd Factor


Mellow Heavy

Word gets out quickly so will be crowded.

Spot Rating


Poor Perfect

A fickle regional classic, on its day one of the stars of the Med; long, reeling, lefts that can get big and pack a punch.

Shoulder Burn


Light Exhausting

Very rippy, some do pier jump off - not for inexperienced as good timing needed.

Water Quality


Clean Dirty

OK in summer, pollution after rain.

Additional Information


Crowds and rips.


(Expensive) Pay parking by the harbour.

Bring Your

Shortboard, fish, bodyboard



Best Season

Best December - February.

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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