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Viana do Castelo ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.7
Consistency of Surf: 2.3
Difficulty Level: 1.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 1.3

Overall: 3.3

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Viana do Castelo Spot ID

Type: river

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 12.7 °C

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Friday, 22 February 2019, 22:59 Local time
FriSaturday 23
Wave (m) 3.0
Period (s) 14 14 14 13
Wind (km/h) 15
SSE 15
SSE 15
SE 10
Wind State cross-
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Viana do Castelo in North Portugal is an exposed river break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the west. The river break offers both left and right hand waves. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Often Crowded. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

Portugal wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Viana do Castelo, Portugal, 1 km from Viana do Castelo.

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Viana do Castelo Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Viana DO Castelo -Chafe, 7 km from Viana do Castelo.


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Air temperature
14.4 °C

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Overall Viana do Castelo Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in February

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  • The closest passenger airport to Viana do Castelo is Porto Airport (OPO) in Acores, 51 km (32 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Viana do Castelo is Vigo Airport (VGO) in Spain, 63 km (39 miles) away.
  • Third is Vila Real Airport (VRL) in Acores, 105 km (65 miles) away.
  • Santiago Airport (SCQ) in Spain is 139 km (86 miles) away.
  • Braganca Airport (BGC) in Acores is the fifth nearest airport to Viana do Castelo and is 178 km (111 miles) away.
Viana do Castelo break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Viana do Castelo, Douro & Minho. Use the tab navigation above to view Viana do Castelo sea temperature, Viana do Castelo photographs, Viana do Castelo detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Viana do Castelo webcams, current wind from Douro & Minho live weather stations and Viana do Castelo 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 Viana do Castelo.