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Moledo Surf Guide

Moledo in North Portugal is an exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the east. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around high tide. Rarely crowded here. Dangerous rips are a hazard of surfing here.

Moledo Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
16.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Moledo:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Moledo 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 40% of the time in December while 57% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 3% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
40%
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
3%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Moledo Location Map

Interactive Moledo 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 Moledo is Vigo Airport (VGO) in Spain, 47 km (29 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Moledo is Porto Airport (OPO) in Acores, 69 km (43 miles) away.

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Moledo Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 25 May 2022, 04:54 Local Time
Wednesday 25
4AM7AM10AM1PM
Wave (m)
1.8
NW
1.7
NW
1.6
NW
1.6
NW
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h)
20
20
20
25
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross cross

Swell History at Moledo

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

Wind History at Moledo

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

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Wave Buoys Nearest To Moledo: