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Figueira da Foz - Gala ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.2
Difficulty Level: 2.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.5
Crowds: 2.8

Overall: 3.4

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Figueira da Foz - Gala Surf Guide

Gala in North Portugal is an exposed beach and reef break that does not work very often with no particular seasonal pattern. Works best in offshore winds from the east. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the west. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Beware of rips and rocks.

Figueira da Foz - Gala Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach and reefIcon  s33.4
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
16.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Figueira da Foz - Gala:

The best conditions reported for surf at Figueira da Foz - Gala 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 Figueira da Foz - Gala (for consistent clean waves)?

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Figueira da Foz - Gala 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 53% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 3% 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
53%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
3%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

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Interactive Figueira da Foz - Gala 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 Figueira da Foz - Gala is Porto Airport (OPO) in Acores, which is 126 km (78 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Figueira da Foz - Gala is Lisboa (Lisbon) Airport (LIS) in Portugal, 151 km (94 miles) away.

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Figueira da Foz - Gala Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 22 June 2021, 17:22 Local Time
Tuesday 22Wed
4PM7PM10PM1AM
Wave (m) 2.2
NW
2.4
NW
2.5
NNW
3.0
NNW
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h)
30
30
30
25
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Swell History at Figueira da Foz - Gala

Surf stats for Figueira da Foz - Gala, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Figueira da Foz - Gala

Wind stats for Figueira da Foz - Gala, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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