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Terceira - Contendas ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Terceira - Contendas Spot ID

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Type: point

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell N | Wind WNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.7 °C

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Sunday, 16 December 2018, 18:22 Local time
Sunday 16
Wave (m) 2.3
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 35
SW 40
SW 45
SW 50
Wind State cross-

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Contendas in Azores(Ilha Terceira) is a sheltered point break that has quite consistent surf. Autumn and winter are the optimum times of year for waves. Offshore winds blow from the west northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the north. There is a left breaking reef. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days.

Azores Portugal wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Praia da Vitoria, 10 km from Terceira - Contendas.

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Terceira - Contendas Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Angra Do Heroismo, 12 km from Terceira - Contendas.

fresh winds from the SE

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Air temperature
15.2 °C

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Buoy Data:

At Bóia de Praia da Vitória (Terceira), 8 miles from Terceira - Contendas.

  2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 2.09
Average period (s) 9.4 9.4 9.4 9.4

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Overall Terceira - Contendas Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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  • The closest passenger airport to Terceira - Contendas is Lajes Airport (TER) in Acores, 13 km (8 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Terceira - Contendas is Sao Jorge Airport (SJZ), also in Acores, 95 km (59 miles) away.
  • Third is Graciosa Airport (GRW) in Acores, 96 km (60 miles) away.
  • Pico Airport (PIX) in Acores is 119 km (74 miles) away.
  • Horta Airport (HOR), also in Acores is the fifth nearest airport to Terceira - Contendas and is 143 km (89 miles) away.
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