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Leca ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.3
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 3.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 2.2

Overall: 3.3

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Leca Spot ID

Praia de Leça da Palmeira, Leca photo


Photo credit: Tiago Reis

Type: beach

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 14.4 °C

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Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 04:22 Local time
Tuesday 11
Wave (m) 1.9
Period (s) 13 13 12 12
Wind (km/h) 10
ESE 10
SE 10
SSE 10
Wind State cross-

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Leca in North Portugal is an exposed beach break that usually has waves and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the east. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the west. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Likely to be crowded if working. Beware of crowds / pollution.

Portugal wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Leixoes, Portugal, 1 km from Leca.

IS AT (local time)

Leca Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Porto/Pedras Rubras Airport, 5 km from Leca.

light winds from the SSW.(Wind varies from 110 to 270 degs)

Air temperature
13 °C

Current weather near Leca

Buoy Data:

At Bóia de Leixões, 17 miles from Leca.

  12AM 1AM 2AM 3AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 2.12
Dominant period (s) 16.4 14.8 14.8 14.8

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Overall Leca Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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Leca Location Map

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Town and city forecasts close to Leca:


  • The closest passenger airport to Leca is Porto Airport (OPO) in Acores, 7 km (4 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Leca is Vila Real Airport (VRL), also in Acores, 83 km (52 miles) away.
  • Third is Vigo Airport (VGO) in Spain, 116 km (72 miles) away.
  • Braganca Airport (BGC) in Acores is 183 km (114 miles) away.
  • Santiago Airport (SCQ) in Spain is the fifth nearest airport to Leca and is 191 km (119 miles) away.
Leca break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Leca, Douro & Minho. Use the tab navigation above to view Leca sea temperature, Leca photographs, Leca detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Leca webcams, current wind from Douro & Minho live weather stations and Leca 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 Leca.