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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: 18.8 °C

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Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 11:04 Local time
Tuesday 17
Wave (m) 1.5
Period (s) 13 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 10
NNW 15
N 15
NNW 20
Wind State cross cross-
cross cross

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Praia do Rock in Douro and Minho is an exposed sandbar break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the east northeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the west. The sandbar breaks peel to the left. Sometimes crowded.

Portugal wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

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 Porto/Pedras Rubras Airport, 17 km from Praia do Rock.

light winds from the N.(Wind varies from 320 to 020 degs)

Air temperature
21 °C

Current weather near Praia do Rock

Overall Praia do Rock Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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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.
Praia do Rock break location map and break info

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.

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.