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Mini Pipe Surf Guide

Mini Pipe in Peniche is a reef break that has unreliable waves. Summer in particular tends to be flat. Offshore winds are from the east. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the south southwest. Rarely crowded here.

Mini Pipe Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
17.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Mini Pipe:

The best conditions reported for surf at Mini Pipe occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Mini Pipe 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 3% of the time in December while 4% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 93% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
3%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
4%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
93%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Mini Pipe Location Map

Interactive Mini Pipe 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 Mini Pipe is Lisboa (Lisbon) Airport (LIS) in Portugal, which is 64 km (40 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Mini Pipe is Porto Airport (OPO) in Acores, 222 km (138 miles) away.

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Mini Pipe Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 8 August 2022, 12:24 Local Time
Monday 08
10AM1PM4PM7PM
Wave (m)
0.1
SW
0.1
SW
0.5
W
0.1
SW
Period (s) 22 21 6 21
Wind (km/h)
0
15
15
10
Wind State glass on on cross-
on

Swell History at Mini Pipe

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

Wind History at Mini Pipe

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

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