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Porto da Cruz ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.4
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 2.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.7
Crowds: 3.8

Overall: 3.7

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Porto da Cruz Spot ID

Praia da Alagoa, Porto da Cruz photo

Porto da Cruz

Photo credit: Martim Ferreira

SUP Waves, Porto da Cruz photo

Porto da Cruz

Photo credit: Madeira SUP School

SUP Waves, Porto da Cruz photo

Porto da Cruz

Photo credit: Madeira SUP School

SUP Waves, Porto da Cruz photo

Porto da Cruz

Photo credit: Madeira SUP School

Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell N | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: 19.0 °C

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Sunday, 20 January 2019, 01:01 Local time
Sunday 20
Wave (m) 1.3
Period (s) 8 8 13 12
Wind (km/h) 20
WNW 25
NNW 25
NNW 20
Wind State cross-

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Porto da Cruz in Madeira is a fairly exposed reef break that has quite consistent surf. Autumn and winter are the best times of year for waves. The best wind direction is from the southwest. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell direction is from the north. A left hand reef. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. Rarely crowded here. Take care to avoid the rocks.

Azores Portugal wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Santana, 7 km from Porto da Cruz.

IS AT (local time)

Porto da Cruz Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Funchal/Madeira Airport, 9 km from Porto da Cruz.

light winds from the WSW.(Wind varies from 230 to 300 degs)

Dry and partly cloudy
Air temperature
16 °C

Current weather near Porto da Cruz

Buoy Data:

At Bóia de Caniçal, 6 miles from Porto da Cruz.

  9PM 10PM 11PM 12AM
Data Age 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr 0 hr
Wave height (m) 0.26
Dominant period (s) 15.6 14.1 13.3 14.8

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Overall Porto da Cruz Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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  • The nearest passenger airport to Porto da Cruz is Porto Santo Airport (PXO) in Madeira, which is 56 km (35 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Porto da Cruz is La Palma (Santa Cruz De La Palma) Airport (SPC) in Spain, 469 km (291 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Porto da Cruz, Madeira. Use the tab navigation above to view Porto da Cruz sea temperature, Porto da Cruz photographs, Porto da Cruz detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Porto da Cruz webcams, current wind from Madeira live weather stations and Porto da Cruz 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 Porto da Cruz.