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San Miguel - Populo ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.9

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San Miguel - Populo Spot ID

Praia do populo, San Miguel - Populo photo

San Miguel - Populo

Photo credit: Anne-Marie Ballegeer

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 26.0 °C

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Saturday, 20 July 2019, 19:53 Local time
SatSunday 21
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 8 8 7 11
Wind (km/h) 15
SW 15
SSW 15
SSW 20
Wind State cross-
on cross-

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Populo in Azores(Ilha de S. Miguel) is a fairly exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the north. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the optimum swell angle is from the southwest. The beach breaks favour rights. When it's working here, it can get crowded.

Azores Portugal wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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For Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel, Azores, 4 km from San Miguel - Populo.

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San Miguel - Populo Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Ponta Delgada/Nordela Acores Airport, 6 km from San Miguel - Populo.

light winds from the WSW

Dry and partly cloudy
Air temperature
23 °C

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  • The closest passenger airport to San Miguel - Populo is Ponta Delgada Airport (PDL) in Acores, which is 7 km (4 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to San Miguel - Populo is Santa Maria Airport (SMA), also in Acores, 95 km (59 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Lajes Airport (TER), also in Acores, 171 km (106 miles) away.
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