Praia da Barra Spot ID
Reliability: rarely breaks
Best: Swell W | Wind E
Sea Temperature Today is: 14.0 °C
Praia da Barra in North Portugal is an exposed beach break. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the east. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around low tide. It's sometimes crowded here. Watch out for dangerous rips.
Overall Praia da Barra Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January
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Visitor Reviews of Praia da Barra
“Praia da Barra is awesome to start to learning.
In a good day is also nice for the more experienced surfers.”
Diogo dos Santos from PORTUGAL - 07 Jun 2016
- The closest passenger airport to Praia da Barra is Porto Airport (OPO) in Acores, which is 68 km (42 miles) away (directly).
- The second nearest airport to Praia da Barra is Vila Real Airport (VRL), also in Acores, 112 km (70 miles) away.
- The third closest airport is Vigo Airport (VGO) in Spain, 177 km (110 miles) away.
This is the Surf-Forecast page for Praia da Barra, Beira. Use the tab navigation above to view Praia da Barra sea temperature, Praia da Barra photographs, Praia da Barra detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Praia da Barra webcams, current wind from Beira live weather stations and Praia da Barra 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 Barra.