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Monte Leao ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.2

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Monte Leao Surf Guide

Monte Leao in Sal is a fairly exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Ideal winds are from the north northeast. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west southwest. A reef breaks right. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up.

Monte Leao Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
22.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Monte Leao:

The best conditions reported for surf at Monte Leao occur when a West-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

septemberBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Monte Leao with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of September. Clean surfable waves are typically found 5% of the time in September while 2% 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.
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).

Explore Monte Leao Location Map

Interactive Monte Leao 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 Monte Leao is Amilcar Cabral International Airport (SID) in Cape Verde Islands, 6 km (4 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Monte Leao is Rabil (Boa Vista) Airport (BVC), also in Cape Verde Islands, 63 km (39 miles) away.

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Monte Leao Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 05:57 Local Time
Wednesday 14
Wave (m) 1.4
Period (s) 13 13 12 12
Wind (km/h) 40
NNE 40
NNE 35
NNE 30
Wind State off off off off

Swell History at Monte Leao

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

Wind History at Monte Leao

Wind stats for Monte Leao, 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 Leao. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: inconsistent
    4km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: inconsistent
    5km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.7
    Reliability: inconsistent
    5km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: inconsistent
    12km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Monte Leao: