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Ponta Ruiva ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.0

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Ponta Ruiva Spot ID

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Ponta Ruiva

Photo credit: Joao Bracourt

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Ponta Ruiva

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.0 °C

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Tuesday, 19 March 2019, 15:28 Local time
Tuesday 19Wed
Wave (m) 1.8
Period (s) 11 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 15
NNW 20
N 20
NNE 20
Wind State cross-
cross cross-

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Ponta Ruiva in The Algarve is an exposed reef break that has reasonably consistent surf. The optimum time of year for waves is autumn. Offshore winds blow from the southeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the northwest. No reef break here. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Take care of rocks and locals.

Portugal wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Cordama, 5 km from Ponta Ruiva.

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Ponta Ruiva Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Sagres, 8 km from Ponta Ruiva.


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Air temperature
19.5 °C

Current weather near Ponta Ruiva

Overall Ponta Ruiva Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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Tide stations nearest to Ponta Ruiva:

  • Closest tide station
    17 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    21 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    24 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    40 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    48 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Ponta Ruiva:

  • Closest city location
    24 mi
  • Second closest city location
    55 mi
  • Third closest city location
    57 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    63 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    89 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to Ponta Ruiva is Faro Airport (FAO) in Acores, which is 89 km (55 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Ponta Ruiva is Lisboa (Lisbon) Airport (LIS) in Portugal, 191 km (119 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Ponta Ruiva, Algarve. Use the tab navigation above to view Ponta Ruiva sea temperature, Ponta Ruiva photographs, Ponta Ruiva detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Ponta Ruiva webcams, current wind from Algarve live weather stations and Ponta Ruiva 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 Ruiva.