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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

Type:Rating:
Icon river  redRiverIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
15.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

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:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Esposende 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 46% of the time in December while 52% 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
46%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
52%
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 Esposende Location Map

Interactive Esposende 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 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.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Esposende Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 13 June 2021, 17:32 Local Time
Sunday 13Mon
4PM7PM10PM1AM
Wave (m) 0.9
WNW
0.9
WNW
0.9
WNW
0.9
WNW
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h)
10
10
10
10
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross

Swell History at Esposende

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

Wind History at Esposende

Wind stats for Esposende, 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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    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    11km away
    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    13km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: inconsistent
    16km away

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