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Ponta Preta ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.8

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Ponta Preta Spot ID

Around 1,4m, Ponta Preta photo

Ponta Preta

Photo credit: JPe

Type: reef and point

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 24.1 °C

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Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 01:17 Local time
Tuesday 17
Wave (m) 2.5
Period (s) 10 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 35
NNE 30
NNE 30
NNE 30
Wind State cross-

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Ponta Preta in Sal is an exposed reef and point break that has pretty consitent surf. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the east. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. Both right (best) and left reef breaks.. Best around low tide. Rarely crowded here. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

Cape Verde wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Santa Maria, 4 km from Ponta Preta.

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Ponta Preta Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Sal Island/Amilcar Cabral International Airport, 14 km from Ponta Preta.

fresh winds from the NNE

Dry and partly cloudy
Air temperature
23 °C

Current weather near Ponta Preta

Overall Ponta Preta Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Town and city forecasts close to Ponta Preta:

  • Closest city location
    122 mi
  • Second closest city location
    138 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Dakar (Senegal)
    385 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Pikine (Senegal)
    390 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Thies Nones (Senegal)
    421 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Ponta Preta is Amilcar Cabral International Airport (SID) in Cape Verde Islands, 17 km (11 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Ponta Preta is Rabil (Boa Vista) Airport (BVC), also in Cape Verde Islands, 51 km (32 miles) away.
  • Third is Preguica (Sao Nocolau Island) Airport (SNE) in Cape Verde Islands, 144 km (89 miles) away.
  • Maio Airport (MMO) in Cape Verde Islands is 163 km (101 miles) away.
  • Francisco Mendes Airport (RAI), also in Cape Verde Islands is the fifth nearest airport to Ponta Preta and is 195 km (121 miles) away.
Ponta Preta break location map and break info

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

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.