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Spoutnik 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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Spoutnik Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SSW | Wind NNE

Sea Temperature Today is: 23.7 °C

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Thursday, 19 July 2018, 08:57 Local time
Thursday 19
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 11 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 10
N 10
N 10
N 15
Wind State off cross-

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Spoutnik in Sal is an exposed reef break that has quite consistent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the north northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south southwest. A left hand reef break. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Watch out for rocks.

Cape Verde wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Santa Maria, 1 km from Spoutnik.

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Spoutnik Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

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

light winds from the NNE

Dry and partly cloudy
Air temperature
23 °C

Current weather near Spoutnik

Overall Spoutnik Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Town and city forecasts close to Spoutnik:

  • Closest city location
    123 mi
  • Second closest city location
    140 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Dakar (Senegal)
    383 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Pikine (Senegal)
    388 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Thies Nones (Senegal)
    420 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Spoutnik is Amilcar Cabral International Airport (SID) in Cape Verde Islands, 17 km (11 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Spoutnik 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, 148 km (92 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 Spoutnik and is 196 km (122 miles) away.
Spoutnik break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Spoutnik, Sal. Use the tab navigation above to view Spoutnik sea temperature, Spoutnik photographs, Spoutnik detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Spoutnik webcams, current wind from Sal live weather stations and Spoutnik 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 Spoutnik.