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Matosinhos ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.3
Consistency of Surf: 3.3
Difficulty Level: 1.9
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.7
Crowds: 1.8

Overall: 3.3

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Matosinhos break guidePhoto by: iskander

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

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:
fairly consistent16.1°C

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:

Portugal wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Matosinhos sea temperature, Matosinhos photographs, Matosinhos detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Matosinhos webcams, current wind from Douro & Minho live weather stations and Matosinhos tide predictions. The Portugal swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Portugal and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Portugal wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Matosinhos

Matosinhos Surf:

Thursday, 9 July 2020, 21:06 Local time
ThuFriday 10
Wave (m) 3.0
Period (s) 8 8 8 7
Wind (km/h) 30
NNW 25
NNW 15
NNW 15
Wind State cross cross cross cross

Tide Times:

For Leixoes, Portugal, 1 km from Matosinhos.

IS AT (local time)

Matosinhos Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Porto/Pedras Rubras Airport, 6 km from Matosinhos.

moderate winds from the NNW

Air temperature
20 °C

Current weather near Matosinhos

Overall Matosinhos Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

Surf stats for Matosinhos: see the swell variation by month.


Wind stats for Matosinhos: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Praia de São Salvador, Matosinhos photo


Photo credit: Tiago Reis

matosinos PORTUGAL, Matosinhos photo


Photo credit: iskander

evening surf, Matosinhos photo


Photo credit: Nick Brick

A pic in Matosinhos beach photo


Photo credit: Surfaventura

Matosinhos Location Maps

Matosinhos Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Matosinhos:

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Wave buoys nearest to Matosinhos:

Tide stations nearest to Matosinhos:

  • Closest tide station
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Senhora da Hora
    2 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    4 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Vila Nova de Gaia
    5 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    6 mi


  • 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.
  • Third is Vigo Airport (VGO) in Spain, 118 km (73 miles) away.
  • Braganca Airport (BGC) in Acores is 182 km (113 miles) away.
  • Santiago Airport (SCQ) in Spain is the fifth nearest airport to Matosinhos and is 193 km (120 miles) away.
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