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Contreira ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.0

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Contreira Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell NNW | Wind S

Sea Temperature Today is: 18.8 °C

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Tuesday, 23 January 2018, 18:05 Local time
Tuesday 23Wed
Wave (m) 1.4
Period (s) 14 14 13 13
Wind (km/h) 15
E 15
ENE 15
ENE 15
Wind State cross cross cross cross

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Contreira in Madeira is an exposed reef break that has unreliable waves. Autumn and winter are the best times of year for waves. Offshore winds are from the south. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the north northwest. No beach break here and there is also a left hand reef break.. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Take care of rocks in the line up.

Azores Portugal wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Porto Moniz, 3 km from Contreira.

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Contreira Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Estreito da Calheta wx, 13 km from Contreira.


Air temperature
15.4 °C

Current weather near Contreira

Overall Contreira Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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  • The nearest passenger airport to Contreira is Porto Santo Airport (PXO) in Madeira, which is 78 km (48 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Contreira is La Palma (Santa Cruz De La Palma) Airport (SPC) in Spain, 472 km (293 miles) away.
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