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Faial - Praia do Norte ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.3
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 4.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.5
Crowds: 4.7

Overall: 4.3

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Faial – Praia do Norte Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(The Azores, Portugal)

Faial - Praia do Norte Spot ID

Double waves in the Azores, Faial - Praia do Norte photo

Faial - Praia do Norte

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Surf village, faja, Faial - Praia do Norte photo

Faial - Praia do Norte

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Surf Faial, Faial - Praia do Norte photo

Faial - Praia do Norte

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February crowds, Faial - Praia do Norte photo

Faial - Praia do Norte

Photo credit: F. Tempera

Praia do Norte from the cliff above, Faial - Praia do Norte photo

Faial - Praia do Norte

Photo credit: F. Tempera

Type: point

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NNW | Wind S

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.8 °C

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Sunday, 22 April 2018, 18:24 Local time
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Wave (m) 1.6
WNW
1.5
WNW
1.5
WNW
1.5
WNW
Period (s) 11 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 15
NNW 15
NNW 10
NNW 10
WNW
Wind State cross-
on
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on
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Praia do Norte-Azores in Azores(Ilha do Faial) is an exposed point break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the south. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the north northwest.The waves is a point break that peels left. It very rarely gets crowded here. Rocks are a hazard.

Azores Portugal wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

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Faial - Praia do Norte Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Horta/Faial Island Airport, 11 km from Faial - Praia do Norte.

light winds from the SE

km/h
Air temperature
20 °C

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Overall Faial - Praia do Norte Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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  • The closest passenger airport to Faial - Praia do Norte is Horta Airport (HOR) in Acores, 11 km (7 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Faial - Praia do Norte is Pico Airport (PIX), also in Acores, 29 km (18 miles) away.
  • Third is Sao Jorge Airport (SJZ) in Acores, 51 km (32 miles) away.
  • Graciosa Airport (GRW) in Acores is 83 km (52 miles) away.
  • Lajes Airport (TER), also in Acores is the fifth nearest airport to Faial - Praia do Norte and is 146 km (91 miles) away.
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