Ponta Ruiva Spot ID
Reliability: fairly consistent
Best: Swell NW | Wind SE
Sea Temperature Today is: 16.7 °C
Ponta Ruiva in The Algarve is an exposed reef break that has quite consistent surf. The best time of year for waves is autumn. Offshore winds blow from the southeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the optimum swell angle is from the northwest. There is no reef break. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for rocks and locals.
Overall Ponta Ruiva Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May
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- 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.
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.