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Costa Nova ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.4
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.7

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Costa Nova Surf Guide

Costa Nova in North Portugal is an exposed beach/jetty break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the east. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell angle is from the west. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded. Take care of pollution, rips.

Costa Nova Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach/jettyIcon  s43.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
15.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Costa Nova:

The best conditions reported for surf at Costa Nova 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 Costa Nova (for consistent clean waves)?

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Costa Nova 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 44% of the time in December while 54% 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
44%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
54%
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 Costa Nova Location Map

Interactive Costa Nova 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 Costa Nova is Porto Airport (OPO) in Acores, which is 69 km (43 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Costa Nova is Vila Real Airport (VRL), also in Acores, 113 km (70 miles) away.

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Costa Nova Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 12 May 2021, 03:46 Local Time
Wednesday 12
4AM7AM10AM1PM
Wave (m) 1.9
NW
2.5
W
3.0
WNW
3.0
WNW
Period (s) 12 9 9 10
Wind (km/h) 25
W 30
W 25
NW 20
NW
Wind State on on cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Costa Nova

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

Wind History at Costa Nova

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

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