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Santa Maria ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.0

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Santa Maria Spot ID

Reef @Santa Maria photo

Santa Maria

Photo credit: Indira Teixeira Silva

Type: beach and reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SSW | Wind NNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 24.5 °C

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Sunday, 15 July 2018, 20:29 Local time
Wave (m) 0.3
Period (s) 8 7 9 8
Wind (km/h) 25
N 25
N 30
NNW 30
Wind State cross-
off off off

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Santa Maria in Sal is an exposed beach and reef break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the north northwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south southwest. The beach break provides left and right handers and there is also a left hand reef break.. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

Cape Verde wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Santa Maria, 2 km from Santa Maria.

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Santa Maria Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Sal Island/Amilcar Cabral International Airport, 14 km from Santa Maria.

moderate winds from the NNE

Dry and partly cloudy
Air temperature
24 °C

Current weather near Santa Maria

Overall Santa Maria Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Santa Maria Location Maps

Santa Maria Location Map

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Town and city forecasts close to Santa Maria:

  • Closest city location
    122 mi
  • Second closest city location
    139 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Dakar (Senegal)
    384 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Pikine (Senegal)
    388 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Thies Nones (Senegal)
    420 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Santa Maria is Amilcar Cabral International Airport (SID) in Cape Verde Islands, 17 km (11 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Santa Maria is Rabil (Boa Vista) Airport (BVC), also in Cape Verde Islands, 51 km (32 miles) away.
  • Third is Preguica (Sao Nocolau Island) Airport (SNE) in Cape Verde Islands, 146 km (91 miles) away.
  • Maio Airport (MMO) in Cape Verde Islands is 163 km (101 miles) away.
  • Francisco Mendes Airport (RAI), also in Cape Verde Islands is the fifth nearest airport to Santa Maria and is 196 km (122 miles) away.
Santa Maria break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Santa Maria, Sal. Use the tab navigation above to view Santa Maria sea temperature, Santa Maria photographs, Santa Maria detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Santa Maria webcams, current wind from Sal live weather stations and Santa Maria tide predictions. The Cape Verde swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Cape Verde 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 Cape Verde 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 Santa Maria.

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.