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Cavalos de Fao ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 4.5

Overall: 3.1

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Cavalos de Fao Surf Guide

Cavalos de Fao in Douro and Minho is a reef break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the east. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northwest. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Even when the surf is up, crowds are unknown. Watch out for - Urchins - Rips / undertow - Rocks.

Cavalos de Fao Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.1
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
13.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Cavalos de Fao:

The best conditions reported for surf at Cavalos de Fao occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Cavalos de Fao 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 51% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 8% 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
51%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
8%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Cavalos de Fao Location Map

Interactive Cavalos de Fao 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 Cavalos de Fao is Porto Airport (OPO) in Acores, 30 km (19 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Cavalos de Fao is Vigo Airport (VGO) in Spain, 82 km (51 miles) away.

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Cavalos de Fao Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 18 January 2021, 09:39 Local Time
Monday 18
9AM12PM3PM6PM
Wave (m) 1.2
W
1.1
W
1.0
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1.0
W
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 10
E 5
SE 10
SW 5
S
Wind State off cross-
off
cross-
on
glass

Swell History at Cavalos de Fao

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

Wind History at Cavalos de Fao

Wind stats for Cavalos de Fao, 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 sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon river  redRiver
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    8km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: inconsistent
    13km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    15km away

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