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Ponta Ruiva ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.0

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Ponta Ruiva break guidePhoto by: rafa

Ponta Ruiva Surf Guide

Ponta Ruiva in The Algarve is an exposed reef break that has reasonably consistent surf. The favoured time of year for waves is autumn. The best wind direction is from the southeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northwest. There is no reef break. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Rarely crowded here. Take care of rocks and locals.

Ponta Ruiva Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
17.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Ponta Ruiva:

The best conditions reported for surf at Ponta Ruiva occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

octoberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Ponta Ruiva with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of October. Clean surfable waves are typically found 35% of the time in October while 60% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 5% 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 Ponta Ruiva Location Map

Interactive Ponta Ruiva 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 Ruiva is Faro Airport (FAO) in Acores, which is 89 km (55 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Ponta Ruiva is Lisboa (Lisbon) Airport (LIS) in Portugal, 191 km (119 miles) away.

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Ponta Ruiva Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 10:58 Local Time
Wednesday 14
Wave (m) 1.2
Period (s) 10 10 10 11
Wind (km/h) 5
Wind State glass cross-

Swell History at Ponta Ruiva

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

Wind History at Ponta Ruiva

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

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