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Molho Leste Surf Guide

Molho Leste in Peniche is a fairly exposed sandbar break that has inconsistent surf. Summer in particular tends to be flat. The best wind direction is from the east northeast. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the optimum swell angle is from the southwest. The sandbar breaks favour lefts. It's sometimes crowded here. Watch out for Localism.

Molho Leste Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
15.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Molho Leste:

The best conditions reported for surf at Molho Leste occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Molho Leste with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 4% of the time in January while 7% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 89% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

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Interactive Molho Leste 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 Molhe Leste is Lisboa (Lisbon) Airport (LIS) in Portugal, which is 66 km (41 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Molhe Leste is Porto Airport (OPO) in Acores, 219 km (136 miles) away.

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Molho Leste Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 26 March 2023, 06:26 Local Time
Sunday 26
Wave (m)
Period (s) 11 11 11 11
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Molho Leste

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

Wind History at Molho Leste

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

Molho Leste Reviews:

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Based on 2 votes.
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  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s54.5
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s32.5
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s44.0
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s11.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s22.0
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Jose Pereira from Portugal

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