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Vila Praia de Ancora ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.3
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 2.7

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Vila Praia de Ancora Spot ID

Singlefin, Vila Praia de Ancora photo

Vila Praia de Ancora

Photo credit: ramon.rodriguez

Fun for everyone, Vila Praia de Ancora photo

Vila Praia de Ancora

Photo credit: Nick Brick

waves and wind, Vila Praia de Ancora photo

Vila Praia de Ancora

Photo credit: Nick Brick

Type: river

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 21.2 °C

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Tuesday, 1 September 2015, 00:50 Local time
MonTuesday 01
10PM1AM4AM7AM
Wave (m) 1.2
NNW
1.3
NNW
1.1
NNW
0.9
NNW
Period (s) 8 8 7 7
Wind (km/h) 25
N 25
N 25
N 20
NNE
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
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off

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Vila Praia de Ancora in North Portugal is an exposed river break that has reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the northeast. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell angle is from the west.. Best around low tide. Often Crowded. Beware of crowds / pollution.

Portugal wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Afife, 4 km from Vila Praia de Ancora.

IS AT (local time)

Vila Praia de Ancora Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Vigo-Peinador, 48 km from Vila Praia de Ancora.

light winds from the NNE

km/h
Air temperature
17.2 °C

Current weather near Vila Praia de Ancora

Overall Vila Praia de Ancora Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August

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Vila Praia de Ancora Location Maps

Vila Praia de Ancora Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Vila Praia de Ancora:

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Wave buoys nearest to Vila Praia de Ancora:

Tide stations nearest to Vila Praia de Ancora:

  • Closest tide station
    Viana do Castelo
    9 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Esposende
    20 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Baiona
    21 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Nigran
    23 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Pedroso
    28 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Vila Praia de Ancora:

  • Closest ski area
    Manzaneda (Spain)
    86 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Serra da Estrela (Portugal)
    122 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Leitariegos (Spain)
    146 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Valgrande-Pajares (Spain)
    177 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Sierra de Bejar-La Covatilla (Spain)
    193 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Vila Praia de Ancora:

  • Closest city location
    Ponte do Lima (Portugal)
    15 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Esposende (Portugal)
    20 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Esposende (Portugal)
    20 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Braga (Portugal)
    29 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Vigo (Spain)
    29 mi

Airports

  • The closest passenger airport to Vila Praia de Ancora is Vigo Airport (VGO) in Spain, 51 km (32 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Vila Praia de Ancora is Porto Airport (OPO) in Acores, 65 km (40 miles) away.
  • Third is Vila Real Airport (VRL) in Acores, 113 km (70 miles) away.
  • Santiago Airport (SCQ) in Spain is 126 km (78 miles) away.
  • A Coruna (La Coruna) Airport (LCG), also in Spain is the fifth nearest airport to Vila Praia de Ancora and is 170 km (106 miles) away.
Vila Praia de Ancora break location map and break info

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