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Rocha Negra ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 4.5

Overall: 4.1

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Rocha Negra Surf Guide

Luz-Rocha Negra in Algarve is a very sheltered reef break that has inconsistent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the northwest. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west northwest. There is no beach break and there is a right hand reef break as well.. Best around high tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Watch out for rocks and pollution.

Rocha Negra Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
17.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Rocha Negra:

The best conditions reported for surf at Rocha Negra occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Rocha Negra with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 0% of the time in January while 1% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 98% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Rocha Negra Location Map

Interactive Rocha Negra 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 nearest passenger airport to Rocha Negra is Faro Airport (FAO) in Acores, which is 68 km (42 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Rocha Negra is Lisboa (Lisbon) Airport (LIS) in Portugal, 192 km (119 miles) away.

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Rocha Negra Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 16 April 2021, 00:37 Local Time
ThuFriday 16
Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 10
NNW 10
NNW 10
N 10
Wind State off off cross-

Swell History at Rocha Negra

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

Wind History at Rocha Negra

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

Rocha Negra Reviews:

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Based on 2 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s44.1
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s44.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s33.0
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s44.0
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s33.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s54.5
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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KD from Papua New Guinea
“This is not the case at all. As a resident of this part, there are rarely fights between locals, and the surfing is for those skilled enough to navigate and manoeuvre the reef breaks. The reef can be dangerous if you are a beginner surfer, yes, but the reference to dangerous locals is totally false.”

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    Reliability: fairly consistent
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