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Mindelo ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 4.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 4.8

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Mindelo Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell WNW | Wind ENE

Sea Temperature Today is: 14.3 °C

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Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 17:14 Local time
Wednesday 12Thu
Wave (m) 3.5
Period (s) 16 15 15 15
Wind (km/h) 25
S 25
SSW 30
SSW 45
Wind State cross-

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Mindelo in Douro and Minho is an exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the east northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west northwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water.

Portugal wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Vila do Conde, 5 km from Mindelo.

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Mindelo Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Avenida Primeiro de Maio Vila Do Conde wx, 2 km from Mindelo.

light winds from the SSW

Air temperature
15.7 °C

Current weather near Mindelo

Buoy Data:

At Bóia de Leixões, 12 miles from Mindelo.

  1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 3.48
Dominant period (s) 17.2 18 18 18

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Overall Mindelo Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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Town and city forecasts close to Mindelo:


  • The closest passenger airport to Mindelo is Porto Airport (OPO) in Acores, 8 km (5 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Mindelo is Vila Real Airport (VRL), also in Acores, 85 km (53 miles) away.
  • Third is Vigo Airport (VGO) in Spain, 103 km (64 miles) away.
  • Santiago Airport (SCQ) in Spain is 179 km (111 miles) away.
  • Braganca Airport (BGC) in Acores is the fifth nearest airport to Mindelo and is 180 km (112 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Mindelo, Douro & Minho. Use the tab navigation above to view Mindelo sea temperature, Mindelo photographs, Mindelo detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Mindelo webcams, current wind from Douro & Minho live weather stations and Mindelo 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 Mindelo.