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Povoa do Varzim ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.8

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Povoa do Varzim Spot ID

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Type: beach and reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 13.1 °C

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Tuesday, 22 January 2019, 12:31 Local time
Tuesday 22
Wave (m) 1.6
Period (s) 13 13 13 14
Wind (km/h) 5
W 20
WNW 30
NNW 25
Wind State on on cross-

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Povoa do Varzim in North Portugal is an exposed beach and reef break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the east. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the west. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around high tide. Take care of rocks / crowds.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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For Povoa de Varzim, 1 km from Povoa do Varzim.

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Live Weather:

At Caxinas Vila Do Conde wx, 2 km from Povoa do Varzim.

fresh winds from the WNW

Air temperature
12.5 °C

Current weather near Povoa do Varzim

Buoy Data:

At Bóia de Leixões, 12 miles from Povoa do Varzim.

  8AM 9AM 10AM 11AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.77
Dominant period (s) 12.5 12.5 13.3 15.6

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Overall Povoa do Varzim Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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  • The closest passenger airport to Povoa do Varzim is Porto Airport (OPO) in Acores, 16 km (10 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Povoa do Varzim is Vila Real Airport (VRL), also in Acores, 88 km (55 miles) away.
  • Third is Vigo Airport (VGO) in Spain, 96 km (60 miles) away.
  • Santiago Airport (SCQ) in Spain is 172 km (107 miles) away.
  • Braganca Airport (BGC) in Acores is the fifth nearest airport to Povoa do Varzim and is 180 km (112 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Povoa do Varzim, Douro & Minho. Use the tab navigation above to view Povoa do Varzim sea temperature, Povoa do Varzim photographs, Povoa do Varzim detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Povoa do Varzim webcams, current wind from Douro & Minho live weather stations and Povoa do Varzim 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 Povoa do Varzim.