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Ponta do Sol ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.0

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Ponta do Sol Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell W | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 19.4 °C

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Sunday, 20 January 2019, 00:29 Local time
SatSunday 20
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 20
NW 15
NNW 20
NW 20
Wind State cross-

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Ponta do Sol in Madeira is a fairly exposed reef break that only works when conditions are just right. Autumn and winter are the best times of year for waves. The best wind direction is from the north. Usually gets local windswells, but groundswells do happen and the ideal wave angle is from the west. It very rarely gets crowded here. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

Azores Portugal wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Ribeira Brava, 4 km from Ponta do Sol.

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Ponta do Sol Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Funchal, 11 km from Ponta do Sol.


Air temperature
15 °C

Current weather near Ponta do Sol

Buoy Data:

At Bóia de Caniçal, 22 miles from Ponta do Sol.

  8PM 9PM 10PM 11PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.27
Dominant period (s) 12.5 15.6 14.1 13.3

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Overall Ponta do Sol Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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  • The nearest passenger airport to Ponta do Sol is Porto Santo Airport (PXO) in Madeira, which is 83 km (52 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Ponta do Sol is La Palma (Santa Cruz De La Palma) Airport (SPC) in Spain, 455 km (283 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Ponta do Sol, Madeira. Use the tab navigation above to view Ponta do Sol sea temperature, Ponta do Sol photographs, Ponta do Sol detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Ponta do Sol webcams, current wind from Madeira live weather stations and Ponta do Sol 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 do Sol.