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Barra da Cuanza ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.3

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Barra da Cuanza Spot ID

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Type: beach and reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 28.2 °C

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Monday, 18 February 2019, 07:19 Local time
Monday 18
Wave (m) 0.5
Period (s) 13 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 15
SSW 15
SSE 10
SSE 15
Wind State cross-

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Barra da Cuanza in Benguela is an exposed beach and reef break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. A right hand reef. It very rarely gets crowded here. Take care of rocks, sharks,crocs,mines,.

Angola wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

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Barra da Cuanza Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Luanda Airport, 58 km from Barra da Cuanza.

light winds from the ESE

Dry and partly cloudy
Air temperature
26 °C

Current weather near Barra da Cuanza

Overall Barra da Cuanza Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in February

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Barra da Cuanza Location Maps

Barra da Cuanza Location Map

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Wave buoys nearest to Barra da Cuanza:

Tide stations nearest to Barra da Cuanza:

  • Closest tide station
    40 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    137 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    148 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    208 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    224 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Barra da Cuanza:

  • Closest ski area
    Afri-Ski (Lesotho)
    1682 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Matroosberg (South Africa)
    1711 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Tiffindell (South Africa)
    1753 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Oukaimeden (Morocco)
    3132 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Michlifen (Morocco)
    3193 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Barra da Cuanza:

  • Closest city location
    37 mi
  • Second closest city location
    64 mi
  • Third closest city location
    121 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    137 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    177 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to Barra da Cuanza is Luanda 4 De Fevereiro Airport (LAD) in Angola, which is 56 km (35 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Barra da Cuanza is Porto Amboim Airport (PBN), also in Angola, 166 km (103 miles) away.
Barra da Cuanza break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Barra da Cuanza, Benguela. Use the tab navigation above to view Barra da Cuanza sea temperature, Barra da Cuanza photographs, Barra da Cuanza detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Barra da Cuanza webcams, current wind from Benguela live weather stations and Barra da Cuanza tide predictions. The Angola swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Angola and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Angola wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Barra da Cuanza.