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Terceira - Contendas ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Terceira - Contendas Surf Guide

Contendas in Azores(Ilha Terceira) is a sheltered point break that has quite consistent surf. Autumn and winter are the optimum times of year for waves. Offshore winds blow from the west northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the north. There is a left breaking reef. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days.

Terceira - Contendas Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
17.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Terceira - Contendas:

The best conditions reported for surf at Terceira - Contendas occur when a North swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

novemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Terceira - Contendas with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of November. Clean surfable waves are typically found 28% of the time in November while 25% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 47% 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 Terceira - Contendas Location Map

Interactive Terceira - Contendas 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 Terceira - Contendas is Lajes Airport (TER) in Acores, 13 km (8 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Terceira - Contendas is Sao Jorge Airport (SJZ), also in Acores, 95 km (59 miles) away.

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Terceira - Contendas Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 9 May 2021, 19:29 Local Time
SunMonday 10
Wave (m) 3.0
Period (s) 13 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 20
NW 15
NW 15
NW 15
Wind State cross-
off cross-

Swell History at Terceira - Contendas

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

Wind History at Terceira - Contendas

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

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