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Santa Maria – Praia Formosa Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(The Azores, Portugal)

Santa Maria - Praia Formosa Spot ID

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Type: beach and reef

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell SSE | Wind NNE

Sea Temperature Today is: 20.5 °C

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Monday, 22 October 2018, 14:14 Local time
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Wind (km/h) 45
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Santa Maria - Praia Formosa in The Azores is an exposed beach and reef break that is usually a safe bet and works all around the year. The best wind direction is from the north northeast. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south southeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right and primariliy right reef breaks. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Hazards include rocks, rips.

Azores Portugal wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Vila do Porto, Santa Maria, Azores, 5 km from Santa Maria - Praia Formosa.

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Santa Maria - Praia Formosa Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Santa Maria Island, 6 km from Santa Maria - Praia Formosa.

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Air temperature
21.6 °C

Current weather near Santa Maria - Praia Formosa

Buoy Data:

At Bóia de Ponta Delgada (São Miguel), 64 miles from Santa Maria - Praia Formosa.

  9AM 10AM 11AM 12PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.08
1.09
0.9
1.05
Average period (s) 11.7 9.4 8.6 11.7

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Overall Santa Maria - Praia Formosa Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

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  • The nearest passenger airport to Santa Maria - Praia Formosa is Santa Maria Airport (SMA) in Acores, which is 7 km (4 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Santa Maria - Praia Formosa is Ponta Delgada Airport (PDL), also in Acores, 103 km (64 miles) away.
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