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Monte Clerigo break guide

Monte Clerigo Surf Guide

Monte Clerigo in South Portugal is an exposed river break that has reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Ideal winds are from the east. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. The river breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around mid tide. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days.

Monte Clerigo Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon river  redRiverIcon  s33.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
16.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Monte Clerigo:

The best conditions reported for surf at Monte Clerigo occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Monte Clerigo 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 44% of the time in December while 49% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 7% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
44%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
49%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
7%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Monte Clerigo Location Map

Interactive Monte Clerigo 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 Monte Clerigo is Faro Airport (FAO) in Acores, which is 87 km (54 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Monte Clerigo is Lisboa (Lisbon) Airport (LIS) in Portugal, 163 km (101 miles) away.

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Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Monte Clerigo Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 3 July 2022, 18:04 Local Time
Sunday 03Mon
4PM7PM10PM1AM
Wave (m)
1.4
NW
1.4
NW
1.4
NW
1.3
NNW
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h)
15
15
15
10
Wind State on cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Monte Clerigo

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

Wind History at Monte Clerigo

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Monte Clerigo. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.0
    Reliability: consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and point
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: consistent
    4km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: very consistent
    9km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Monte Clerigo: