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Matosinhos ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.4
Consistency of Surf: 3.4
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.9
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.4

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Matosinhos break guidePhoto by: Nick Brick

Matosinhos Surf Guide

Matosinhos in North Portugal is an exposed beach and reef break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the east. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Best around low tide. When the surf is up, crowds are likely Hazards include urchins, rips, rocks, man-made danger (buoys etc...) and pollution.

Matosinhos Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach and reefIcon  s33.4
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
13.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Matosinhos:

The best conditions reported for surf at Matosinhos 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 Matosinhos (for consistent clean waves)?

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Matosinhos 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 41% of the time in December while 57% 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
41%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
57%
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 Matosinhos Location Map

Interactive Matosinhos 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 Matosinhos is Porto Airport (OPO) in Acores, 9 km (6 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Matosinhos is Vila Real Airport (VRL), also in Acores, 82 km (51 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Matosinhos Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 17 January 2021, 02:50 Local Time
Sunday 17
3AM6AM9AM12PM
Wave (m) 2.1
WNW
2.1
WNW
1.9
WNW
1.8
W
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 10
E 5
ENE 5
ESE 0
NE
Wind State off cross-
off
off glass

Swell History at Matosinhos

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

Wind History at Matosinhos

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Matosinhos. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: consistent
    2km away
    • Icon reef  redReef/jetty
    • Icon  s22.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon river  redRiver
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    5km away

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