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Kings Rock Surf Guide

Kings Rock in Douro and Minho is an exposed reef break that has quite consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the east northeast. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the optimum swell angle is from the southwest. The reef breaks are all lefts. Even when the surf is up, crowds are unknown.

Kings Rock Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
13.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Kings Rock:

The best conditions reported for surf at Kings Rock occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Kings Rock with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 14% of the time in February while 18% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 68% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
14%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
18%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
68%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Kings Rock Location Map

Interactive Kings Rock 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 Kings Rock is Porto Airport (OPO) in Acores, 55 km (34 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Kings Rock is Vigo Airport (VGO) in Spain, 60 km (37 miles) away.

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Kings Rock Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 19 January 2022, 13:00 Local Time
Wednesday 19
9AM12PM3PM6PM
Wave (m)
0.9
WNW
1
W
1.1
WNW
1
W
Period (s) 15 15 15 14
Wind (km/h)
5
0
5
10
Wind State off glass cross cross-
off

Swell History at Kings Rock

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

Wind History at Kings Rock

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

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