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Barra do Douro ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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Barra do Douro Surf Guide

Barra do Douro in North Portugal is an exposed river break that has reasonably consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds are from the east. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the west. The river breaks offer lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded. Watch out for dangerous rips.

Barra do Douro Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon river  redRiverIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
17.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Barra do Douro:

The best conditions reported for surf at Barra do Douro occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Barra do Douro with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 41% of the time in December while 57% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 2% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
41%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
57%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
2%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Barra do Douro Location Map

Interactive Barra do Douro 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 Barra do Douro is Porto Airport (OPO) in Acores, 11 km (7 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Barra do Douro is Vila Real Airport (VRL), also in Acores, 82 km (51 miles) away.

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Barra do Douro Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 26 September 2021, 13:02 Local Time
Sunday 26
10AM1PM4PM7PM
Wave (m)
0.6
NW
0.4
NW
0.4
NW
0.4
NW
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h)
15
15
15
15
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross

Swell History at Barra do Douro

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

Wind History at Barra do Douro

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

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    • Icon reef  redReef/jetty
    • Icon  s22.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
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    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: inconsistent
    4km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: consistent
    5km away
    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    6km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Barra do Douro: