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Praia da Tocha ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.8
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.3
Crowds: 3.8

Overall: 3.8

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Praia da Tocha

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Praia da Tocha photo

Praia da Tocha

Photo credit: toti.creal

Praia da Tocha photo

Praia da Tocha

Photo credit: toti.creal

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind ESE

Sea Temperature Today is: 18.5 °C

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Tuesday, 18 September 2018, 14:09 Local time
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Wave (m) 2.3
WNW
2.2
WNW
2.0
WNW
1.9
WNW
Period (s) 11 11 11 10
Wind (km/h) 15
NW 15
NNW 10
N 10
N
Wind State cross-
on
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Praia da Tocha in Beira is a beach break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the east southeast. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell direction is from the west. The beach break provides left and right handers. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Beware of - Rips / undertow.

Portugal wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

At Praia da Tocha (0 km).

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Praia da Tocha Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Figueira, 17 km from Praia da Tocha.

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Air temperature
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Current weather near Praia da Tocha

Buoy Data:

At Bóia de Leixões, 68 miles from Praia da Tocha.

  9AM 10AM 11AM 12PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 2.35
3.06
2.37
2.77
Dominant period (s) 14.1 14.8 13.3 16.4

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Overall Praia da Tocha Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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Town and city forecasts close to Praia da Tocha:

  • Closest city location
    24 mi
  • Second closest city location
    24 mi
  • Third closest city location
    40 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    40 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    53 mi

Airports

  • The closest passenger airport to Praia da Tocha is Porto Airport (OPO) in Acores, which is 103 km (64 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Praia da Tocha is Vila Real Airport (VRL), also in Acores, 141 km (88 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Lisboa (Lisbon) Airport (LIS) in Portugal, 174 km (108 miles) away.
Praia da Tocha break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Praia da Tocha, Beira. Use the tab navigation above to view Praia da Tocha sea temperature, Praia da Tocha photographs, Praia da Tocha detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Praia da Tocha webcams, current wind from Beira live weather stations and Praia da Tocha 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 Praia da Tocha.