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San Miguel - Ribeira Grande ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.7
Difficulty Level: 5.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 4.7

Overall: 4.8

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San Miguel – Ribeira Grande Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(The Azores, Portugal)

San Miguel - Ribeira Grande Spot ID

Type: beach and reef

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell NNW | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 18.0 °C

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Monday, 30 November 2015, 08:46 Local time
Monday 30
Wave (m) 1.6
Period (s) 13 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 20
SSE 25
SSE 25
SSE 25
Wind State off cross-

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Ribeira Grande in Azores(Ilha de S. Miguel) is a fairly exposed beach break that has consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the southeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the north northwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. It very rarely gets crowded here.

Azores Portugal wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Rabo de Peixe, 4 km from San Miguel - Ribeira Grande.

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San Miguel - Ribeira Grande Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Ponta Delgada Norde, 17 km from San Miguel - Ribeira Grande.

light winds from the SSE

Air temperature
16.5 °C

Current weather near San Miguel - Ribeira Grande

Overall San Miguel - Ribeira Grande Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to San Miguel - Ribeira Grande:

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Wave buoys nearest to San Miguel - Ribeira Grande:

Tide stations nearest to San Miguel - Ribeira Grande:

  • Closest tide station
    Rabo de Peixe
    2 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
    9 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    9 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Vila Franca do Campo
    9 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Vila do Porto, Santa Maria
    64 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to San Miguel - Ribeira Grande:

  • Closest ski area
    Serra da Estrela (Portugal)
    983 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Manzaneda (Spain)
    1011 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Leitariegos (Spain)
    1064 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Sierra de Bejar-La Covatilla (Spain)
    1077 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Valgrande-Pajares (Spain)
    1097 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to San Miguel - Ribeira Grande:

  • Closest city location
    Camara de Lobos (Portugal)
    602 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Funchal (Portugal)
    605 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Puerto de la Cruz (Spain)
    832 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Los Realejos (Spain)
    833 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    La Orotava (Spain)
    834 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Ribeira Grande is Ponta Delgada Airport (PDL) in Acores, which is 16 km (10 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Ribeira Grande is Santa Maria Airport (SMA), also in Acores, 100 km (62 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Lajes Airport (TER), also in Acores, 171 km (106 miles) away.
San Miguel - Ribeira Grande break location map and break info

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