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Palmeira ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.7

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Palmeira Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell WNW | Wind ESE

Sea Temperature Today is: 23.5 °C

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Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 11:26 Local time
Wednesday 18
Wave (m) 1.9
Period (s) 9 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 20
NE 20
NE 15
NNE 15
Wind State cross-
cross cross

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Palmeira in Sal is an exposed reef break that has inconsistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Ideal winds are from the east southeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the west northwest. A reef breaks left. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Rocks are a hazard.

Cape Verde wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Alibaba, 2 km from Palmeira.

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Palmeira Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Amílcar Cabral International Airport, 4 km from Palmeira.

moderate winds from the NE

Air temperature
24.9 °C

Current weather near Palmeira

Overall Palmeira Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Town and city forecasts close to Palmeira:

  • 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)
    397 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Thies Nones (Senegal)
    428 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Palmeira is Amilcar Cabral International Airport (SID) in Cape Verde Islands, 4 km (2 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Palmeira 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 Palmeira and is 210 km (130 miles) away.
Palmeira break location map and break info

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