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Ponta Pequena ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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Ponta Pequena Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 20.2 °C

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Sunday, 16 December 2018, 19:16 Local time
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Wave (m) 2.3
Period (s) 13 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 10
NE 10
ENE 10
ESE 10
Wind State off cross-

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Ponta Pequena in Madeira is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf. Autumn and winter are the optimum times of year for waves. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west. The beach breaks offers right-handers and a right hand reef break too.. Rarely crowded here. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Jardim do Mar, 2 km from Ponta Pequena.

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Ponta Pequena Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Funchal, 4 km from Ponta Pequena.


Air temperature
18 °C

Current weather near Ponta Pequena

Buoy Data:

At Bóia de Caniçal, 29 miles from Ponta Pequena.

  3PM 4PM 5PM 6PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.58
Dominant period (s) 14.1 13.3 10.9 14.8

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Overall Ponta Pequena Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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  • The nearest passenger airport to Ponta Pequena is Porto Santo Airport (PXO) in Madeira, which is 89 km (55 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Ponta Pequena is La Palma (Santa Cruz De La Palma) Airport (SPC) in Spain, 462 km (287 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Ponta Pequena, Madeira. Use the tab navigation above to view Ponta Pequena sea temperature, Ponta Pequena photographs, Ponta Pequena detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Ponta Pequena webcams, current wind from Madeira live weather stations and Ponta Pequena 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 Ponta Pequena.