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Esposende ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.8
Difficulty Level: 2.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.5
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.5

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Esposende break guidePhoto by: Herman

Esposende Surf Guide

Esposende in North Porto is an exposed river break that has quite consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the east. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west.. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

Esposende Spot Info

Icon  riverRiverIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:
fairly consistent15.5°C

Surfing Esposende:

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

Surf Forecasts:

Portugal wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Esposende sea temperature, Esposende photographs, Esposende detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Esposende webcams, current wind from Douro & Minho live weather stations and Esposende tide predictions. The Portugal swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Portugal and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Portugal wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Esposende

Esposende Surf:

Monday, 6 July 2020, 20:38 Local time
Monday 06Tue
Wave (m) 2.0
Period (s) 11 11 11 10
Wind (km/h) 20
NNW 20
NNW 10
Wind State cross-
glass cross-

Tide Times:

For Esposende, 1 km from Esposende.

IS AT (local time)

Esposende Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Viana DO Castelo -Chafe, 11 km from Esposende.


no report
Air temperature
30.8 °C

Current weather near Esposende

Overall Esposende Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

Surf stats for Esposende: see the swell variation by month.


Wind stats for Esposende: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

surf in esposende photo


Photo credit: Luis Cupido

Axel in 2012, Esposende photo


Photo credit: Herman

Esposende April's Fool Day photo


Photo credit: luis cupido

Esposende Location Maps

Esposende Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Douro & Minho surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Esposende

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Esposende:

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Wave buoys nearest to Esposende:

Tide stations nearest to Esposende:

  • Closest tide station
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    8 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Povoa de Varzim
    11 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Viana do Castelo
    11 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Vila do Conde
    12 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Esposende is Porto Airport (OPO) in Acores, 33 km (20 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Esposende is Vigo Airport (VGO) in Spain, 79 km (49 miles) away.
  • Third is Vila Real Airport (VRL) in Acores, 94 km (58 miles) away.
  • Santiago Airport (SCQ) in Spain is 155 km (96 miles) away.
  • Braganca Airport (BGC) in Acores is the fifth nearest airport to Esposende and is 177 km (110 miles) away.
Esposende break location map and break info