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Mindelo ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 4.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 4.8

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Mindelo Surf Guide

Mindelo in Douro and Minho is an exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Ideal winds are from the east northeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the west northwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Sometimes crowded.

Mindelo Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:
fairly consistent15.0°C

Surfing Mindelo:

The best conditions reported for surf at Mindelo occur when a West-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

Portugal wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Mindelo sea temperature, Mindelo photographs, Mindelo detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Mindelo webcams, current wind from Douro & Minho live weather stations and Mindelo 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 Mindelo

Mindelo Surf:

Tuesday, 7 July 2020, 11:00 Local time
Tuesday 07
Wave (m) 1.1
Period (s) 11 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 15
SSW 15
SW 10
WSW 10
Wind State cross-
on on cross-

Tide Times:

For Vila do Conde, 5 km from Mindelo.

IS AT (local time)

Mindelo Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Porto-pedras Rubras, 10 km from Mindelo.

light winds from the SE

no report
Air temperature
21.4 °C

Current weather near Mindelo

Overall Mindelo Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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


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

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Mindelo Location Maps

Mindelo Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Douro & Minho surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Mindelo

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Mindelo:

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Wave buoys nearest to Mindelo:

Tide stations nearest to Mindelo:

  • Closest tide station
    Vila do Conde
    3 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    4 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Povoa de Varzim
    6 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    7 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    9 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Mindelo is Porto Airport (OPO) in Acores, 8 km (5 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Mindelo is Vila Real Airport (VRL), also in Acores, 85 km (53 miles) away.
  • Third is Vigo Airport (VGO) in Spain, 103 km (64 miles) away.
  • Santiago Airport (SCQ) in Spain is 179 km (111 miles) away.
  • Braganca Airport (BGC) in Acores is the fifth nearest airport to Mindelo and is 180 km (112 miles) away.
Mindelo break location map and break info