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Praia do Rock ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 1.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.1

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Praia do Rock Spot ID

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Type: sandbar

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind ENE

Sea Temperature Today is: 13.7 °C

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Thursday, 19 April 2018, 15:21 Local time
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Wave (m) 2.5
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Period (s) 13 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 25
NW 20
NNW 10
N 10
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Praia do Rock in Douro and Minho is an exposed sandbar break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Ideal winds are from the east northeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west. The sandbar breaks are all lefts. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Beware of .

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Vila do Conde, 1 km from Praia do Rock.

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Praia do Rock Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Calves Touguinha wx, 4 km from Praia do Rock.

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Overall Praia do Rock Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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  • The closest passenger airport to Praia do Rock is Porto Airport (OPO) in Acores, 13 km (8 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Praia do Rock is Vila Real Airport (VRL), also in Acores, 87 km (54 miles) away.
  • Third is Vigo Airport (VGO) in Spain, 98 km (61 miles) away.
  • Santiago Airport (SCQ) in Spain is 174 km (108 miles) away.
  • Braganca Airport (BGC) in Acores is the fifth nearest airport to Praia do Rock and is 179 km (111 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Praia do Rock, Douro & Minho. Use the tab navigation above to view Praia do Rock sea temperature, Praia do Rock photographs, Praia do Rock detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Praia do Rock webcams, current wind from Douro & Minho live weather stations and Praia do Rock 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 do Rock.