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Santa Maria - Anjos break guidePhoto by: Joseph Sousa

Santa Maria - Anjos Surf Guide

Anjos in Azores(Ilha de Santa Maria) is an exposed reef break that has very consistent surf and works all around the year. The best wind direction is from the southeast. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. No beach break here and there is a right hand reef break as well.. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Rocks are a hazard.

Santa Maria - Anjos Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
20.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Santa Maria - Anjos:

The best conditions reported for surf at Santa Maria - Anjos occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Santa Maria - Anjos (for consistent clean waves)?

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Santa Maria - Anjos with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 26% of the time in February while 62% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 12% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Santa Maria - Anjos Location Map

Interactive Santa Maria - Anjos 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 nearest passenger airport to Santa Maria - Anjos is Santa Maria Airport (SMA) in Acores, which is 4 km (2 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Santa Maria - Anjos is Ponta Delgada Airport (PDL), also in Acores, 94 km (58 miles) away.

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Santa Maria - Anjos Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 5 July 2022, 12:18 Local Time
Tuesday 05
Wave (m)
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h)
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Swell History at Santa Maria - Anjos

Surf stats for Santa Maria - Anjos, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Santa Maria - Anjos

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

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