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Palmeira ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.7

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Palmeira Surf Guide

Palmeira in Sal is an exposed reef break that has inconsistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Ideal winds are from the east southeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the west northwest. A reef breaks left. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Rocks are a hazard.

Palmeira Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s32.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
22.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Palmeira:

The best conditions reported for surf at Palmeira occur when a West-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Palmeira 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 23% of the time in January while 38% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 39% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
23%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
38%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
39%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Palmeira Location Map

Interactive Palmeira 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 Palmeira is Amilcar Cabral International Airport (SID) in Cape Verde Islands, 4 km (2 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Palmeira is Rabil (Boa Vista) Airport (BVC), also in Cape Verde Islands, 68 km (42 miles) away.

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Palmeira Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 23 April 2021, 09:36 Local Time
Friday 23
8AM11AM2PM5PM
Wave (m) 1.5
NNE
1.4
NNE
1.4
NNE
1.3
NNE
Period (s) 7 7 7 7
Wind (km/h) 25
NNE 30
NNE 30
NNE 30
NNE
Wind State cross cross cross cross

Swell History at Palmeira

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

Wind History at Palmeira

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

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: inconsistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: inconsistent
    2km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    5km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: inconsistent
    17km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Palmeira: