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Matosinhos ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.2
Consistency of Surf: 3.2
Difficulty Level: 1.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.7
Crowds: 1.5

Overall: 3.3

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Matosinhos Spot ID

Praia de São Salvador, Matosinhos photo


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Type: beach and reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 13.3 °C

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Saturday, 15 December 2018, 14:46 Local time
Saturday 15Sun
Wave (m) 5.0
Period (s) 18 17 16 16
Wind (km/h) 35
S 35
SSW 20
SW 5
Wind State cross cross cross-

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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.

Portugal wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Leixoes, Portugal, 1 km from Matosinhos.

IS AT (local time)

Matosinhos Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Lordelo do Ouro Porto wx, 3 km from Matosinhos.

light winds from the SSE

Light Rain
Air temperature
12.8 °C

Current weather near Matosinhos

Buoy Data:

At Bóia de Leixões, 18 miles from Matosinhos.

  11AM 12PM 1PM 2PM
Data Age 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr 0 hr
Wave height (m) 3.44
Dominant period (s) 13.3 19.5 16.4 18

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Overall Matosinhos Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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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.
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