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Cogumelo ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.7

Overall: 2.0

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Cogumelo Surf Guide

Cogumelo in South Portugal is an exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Works best in offshore winds from the east. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest.. Best around mid tide. It's often crowded here. Watch out for rocks / crowds.

Cogumelo Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
16.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Cogumelo:

The best conditions reported for surf at Cogumelo occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Cogumelo 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 8% of the time in December while 9% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 83% 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).

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Interactive Cogumelo 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 Cogumelo is Faro Airport (FAO) in Acores, which is 106 km (66 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Cogumelo is Lisboa (Lisbon) Airport (LIS) in Portugal, 124 km (77 miles) away.

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Cogumelo Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 8 May 2021, 20:30 Local Time
SatSunday 09
Wave (m) 1.4
Period (s) 11 11 12 12
Wind (km/h) 15
W 15
SSW 25
SSW 30
Wind State on cross cross cross-

Swell History at Cogumelo

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

Wind History at Cogumelo

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

Cogumelo Reviews:

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Based on 3 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s22.0
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s33.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s22.0
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s33.3
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s11.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s32.7
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Bonacho from Portugal
“Aggressive and local crowd. Dangerous place to beginners, the access must be done with someone who knows, otherwise you'll get tons of urchins in your feet. Best spots near are the beaches”

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