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Espinho ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.8
Difficulty Level: 3.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.2
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 3.7

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Espinho break guidePhoto by: João Oliveira

Espinho Surf Guide

Espinho in North Portugal is an exposed beach/jetty break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the east. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Sometimes crowded. Watch out for dangerous rips.

Espinho Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach/jettyIcon  s43.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
14.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Espinho:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Espinho 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 43% of the time in December while 55% 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
43%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
55%
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 Espinho Location Map

Interactive Espinho 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 Espinho is Porto Airport (OPO) in Acores, 28 km (17 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Espinho is Vila Real Airport (VRL), also in Acores, 84 km (52 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Espinho Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 9 May 2021, 06:39 Local Time
Sunday 09
4AM7AM10AM1PM
Wave (m) 2.3
W
2.5
W
3.0
WNW
2.5
WNW
Period (s) 11 12 15 14
Wind (km/h) 30
SSE 20
WNW 10
WNW 20
W
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
on

What does Espinho look like?

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Swell History at Espinho

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

Wind History at Espinho

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

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    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    Reliability: very consistent
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