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

Overall: 3.2

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Surf Report Feed

Alibaba Surf Guide

Alibaba in Sal is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the east southeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the west northwest. A right hand reef break. It very rarely gets crowded here.

Alibaba Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
22.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Alibaba:

The best conditions reported for surf at Alibaba occur when a West-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Alibaba (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Alibaba with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 24% of the time in January while 37% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 39% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
24%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
37%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
39%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Alibaba Location Map

Interactive Alibaba surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Alibaba is Amilcar Cabral International Airport (SID) in Cape Verde Islands, 5 km (3 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Alibaba is Rabil (Boa Vista) Airport (BVC), also in Cape Verde Islands, 66 km (41 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Alibaba Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 20:33 Local Time
WedThu
8PM11PM2AM5AM
Wave (m) 1.2
NNW
1.1
NNW
1.1
NNW
1.0
NNW
Period (s) 13 13 13 12
Wind (km/h) 35
NE 25
NNE 35
NNE 35
NNE
Wind State cross-
off
cross cross cross

Swell History at Alibaba

Surf stats for Alibaba, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Alibaba

Wind stats for Alibaba, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Alibaba. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: inconsistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: inconsistent
    2km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.7
    Reliability: inconsistent
    2km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: inconsistent
    15km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Alibaba: