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

Overall: 3.0

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Fontana Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell WNW | Wind ESE

Sea Temperature Today is: 26.9 °C

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Sunday, 22 October 2017, 20:13 Local time
SunMon
8PM11PM2AM5AM
Wave (m) 0.8
NNW
1.5
NNE
1.6
NNE
1.4
NNE
Period (s) 13 7 8 7
Wind (km/h) 30
NE 25
NE 20
NE 25
NNE
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross

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Fontana in Sal is an exposed reef break that has inconsistent surf. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the east southeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the west northwest. A right hand reef break. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up.

Cape Verde wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Alibaba, 2 km from Fontana.

IS AT (local time)

Fontana Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Sal Island/Amilcar Cabral International Airport, 6 km from Fontana.

light winds from the NE

km/h
Air temperature
26 °C

Current weather near Fontana

Overall Fontana Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

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Town and city forecasts close to Fontana:

  • Closest city location
    131 mi
  • Second closest city location
    133 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Dakar (Senegal)
    392 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Pikine (Senegal)
    396 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Thies Nones (Senegal)
    428 mi

Airports

  • The closest passenger airport to Fontana is Amilcar Cabral International Airport (SID) in Cape Verde Islands, 4 km (2 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Fontana is Rabil (Boa Vista) Airport (BVC), also in Cape Verde Islands, 68 km (42 miles) away.
  • Third is Preguica (Sao Nocolau Island) Airport (SNE) in Cape Verde Islands, 139 km (86 miles) away.
  • Maio Airport (MMO) in Cape Verde Islands is 178 km (111 miles) away.
  • Francisco Mendes Airport (RAI), also in Cape Verde Islands is the fifth nearest airport to Fontana and is 209 km (130 miles) away.
Fontana break location map and break info

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