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San Miguel - Areias break guidePhoto by: Anne-Marie Ballegeer

San Miguel - Areias Surf Guide

Areias in Azores(Ilha de S. Miguel) is a fairly exposed reef break that has dependable surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the south. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell direction is from the north northwest. A left hand reef. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded.

San Miguel - Areias Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
17.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing San Miguel - Areias:

The best conditions reported for surf at San Miguel - Areias occur when a North-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf San Miguel - Areias (for consistent clean waves)?

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing San Miguel - Areias 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 33% of the time in February while 45% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 22% 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 San Miguel - Areias Location Map

Interactive San Miguel - Areias 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 San Miguel - Areias is Ponta Delgada Airport (PDL) in Acores, which is 15 km (9 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to San Miguel - Areias is Santa Maria Airport (SMA), also in Acores, 100 km (62 miles) away.

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San Miguel - Areias Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 18 May 2022, 20:25 Local Time
WedThursday 19
Wave (m)
Period (s) 11 11 11 8
Wind (km/h)
Wind State off cross-

Swell History at San Miguel - Areias

Surf stats for San Miguel - Areias, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at San Miguel - Areias

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

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