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Ponta Pequena Surf Guide

Ponta Pequena in Madeira is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf. Autumn and winter are the optimum times of year for waves. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west. The beach breaks offers right-handers and a right hand reef break too.. Rarely crowded here. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

Ponta Pequena Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
20.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Ponta Pequena:

The best conditions reported for surf at Ponta Pequena occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Ponta Pequena with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 40% of the time in February while 30% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 30% 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 Ponta Pequena 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 Ponta Pequena is Porto Santo Airport (PXO) in Madeira, which is 89 km (55 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Ponta Pequena is La Palma (Santa Cruz De La Palma) Airport (SPC) in Spain, 462 km (287 miles) away.

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Ponta Pequena Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 19 May 2022, 21:57 Local Time
ThuFriday 20
Wave (m)
Period (s) 11 11 11 10
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
off off off

Swell History at Ponta Pequena

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

Wind History at Ponta Pequena

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

Ponta Pequena Reviews:

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Francesco from Italy
“It is a reef break, not beach.”

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