Matosinhos Spot ID
Type: beach and reef
Reliability: fairly consistent
Best: Swell W | Wind E
Sea Temperature Today is: 12.9 °C
Matosinhos in North Portugal is an exposed beach and reef break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the east. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Best around low tide. When the surf is up, crowds are likely Hazards include urchins, rips, rocks, man-made danger (buoys etc...) and pollution.
Overall Matosinhos Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January
This picture shows the combination of swells directed at Matosinhos over a normal Janua... (show all text)
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- The closest passenger airport to Matosinhos is Porto Airport (OPO) in Acores, 9 km (6 miles) away (directly).
- The second nearest airport to Matosinhos is Vila Real Airport (VRL), also in Acores, 82 km (51 miles) away.
- Third is Vigo Airport (VGO) in Spain, 118 km (73 miles) away.
- Braganca Airport (BGC) in Acores is 182 km (113 miles) away.
- Santiago Airport (SCQ) in Spain is the fifth nearest airport to Matosinhos and is 193 km (120 miles) away.
This is the Surf-Forecast page for Matosinhos, Douro & Minho. Use the tab navigation above to view Matosinhos sea temperature, Matosinhos photographs, Matosinhos detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Matosinhos webcams, current wind from Douro & Minho live weather stations and Matosinhos 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 Matosinhos.