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San Miguel - Baixa de Viola ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 3.4

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San Miguel - Baixa de Viola Surf Guide

Baixa de Viola in Azores(Ilha de S. Miguel) is an exposed reef break that has consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the south with some shelter here from west winds. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the north northwest. A left hand reef break. The location means that it never gets crowded.

San Miguel - Baixa de Viola Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.4
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
16.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing San Miguel - Baixa de Viola:

The best conditions reported for surf at San Miguel - Baixa de Viola 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 - Baixa de Viola (for consistent clean waves)?

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing San Miguel - Baixa de Viola 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 34% of the time in February while 46% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 20% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
34%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
46%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
20%
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 - Baixa de Viola Location Map

Interactive San Miguel - Baixa de Viola 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 - Baixa de Viola is Ponta Delgada Airport (PDL) in Acores, which is 29 km (18 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to San Miguel - Baixa de Viola is Santa Maria Airport (SMA), also in Acores, 98 km (61 miles) away.

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San Miguel - Baixa de Viola Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 11:03 Local Time
Wednesday 14
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Wave (m) 1.5
WSW
1.4
WSW
1.3
WSW
1.2
WSW
Period (s) 10 10 9 9
Wind (km/h) 10
WNW 15
WNW 15
NW 15
NW
Wind State cross-
on
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on
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Swell History at San Miguel - Baixa de Viola

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

Wind History at San Miguel - Baixa de Viola

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

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