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Pedra Branca ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 4.0

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Pedra Branca Surf Guide

Pedra Branca in Ericeira is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the east. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. There is a left hand reef break. Best around high tide when the tide is rising. When the surf is up, crowds are likely Beware of urchins and rocks.

Pedra Branca Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s44.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
15.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Pedra Branca:

The best conditions reported for surf at Pedra Branca occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Pedra Branca 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 18% of the time in December while 17% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 65% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
18%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
17%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
65%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Pedra Branca Location Map

Interactive Pedra Branca 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 Pedra Branca is Lisboa (Lisbon) Airport (LIS) in Portugal, which is 33 km (20 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Pedra Branca is Talavera La Real (Badajoz) Airport (BJZ) in Spain, 225 km (140 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Pedra Branca Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 10 April 2021, 19:59 Local Time
Saturday 10Sun
4PM7PM10PM1AM
Wave (m) 1.0
WSW
1.2
WSW
1.2
WSW
1.2
WSW
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 20
SW 15
SW 10
W 10
W
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
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Swell History at Pedra Branca

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

Wind History at Pedra Branca

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

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: consistent
    0km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    0km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.2
    Reliability: inconsistent
    1km away
    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    • Icon  s44.3
    Reliability: very consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.9
    Reliability: consistent
    1km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Pedra Branca:

We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.