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Esposende ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.8
Difficulty Level: 2.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.5
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.5

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Esposende Spot ID

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Type: river

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 14.2 °C

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Sunday, 18 November 2018, 06:52 Local time
Sunday 18
Wave (m) 4.5
Period (s) 18 18 18 17
Wind (km/h) 20
E 15
ESE 15
Wind State off off off off

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Esposende in North Porto is an exposed river break that has quite consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the east. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west.. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

Portugal wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Esposende, 1 km from Esposende.

IS AT (local time)

Esposende Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At VianaDOCastelo -Chafe, 11 km from Esposende.

light winds from the ENE

State of sky unchanged
Air temperature
17.2 °C

Current weather near Esposende

Buoy Data:

At Bóia de Leixões, 17 miles from Esposende.

  3AM 4AM 5AM 6AM
Data Age 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr 0 hr
Wave height (m) 3.76
Dominant period (s) 20.3 21.9 21.1 21.9

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Overall Esposende Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November

This chart illustrates the range of swells directed at Esposende over a normal November... (show all text)

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Esposende Location Map

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Town and city forecasts close to Esposende:


  • The closest passenger airport to Esposende is Porto Airport (OPO) in Acores, 33 km (20 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Esposende is Vigo Airport (VGO) in Spain, 79 km (49 miles) away.
  • Third is Vila Real Airport (VRL) in Acores, 94 km (58 miles) away.
  • Santiago Airport (SCQ) in Spain is 155 km (96 miles) away.
  • Braganca Airport (BGC) in Acores is the fifth nearest airport to Esposende and is 177 km (110 miles) away.
Esposende break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Esposende, Douro & Minho. Use the tab navigation above to view Esposende sea temperature, Esposende photographs, Esposende detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Esposende webcams, current wind from Douro & Minho live weather stations and Esposende tide predictions. The Portugal swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Portugal 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 Portugal 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 Esposende.