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Pontinha Surf Guide

Pontinha in Ericeira is an exposed reef break that has dependable surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the southeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the north northwest. No beach break here and there is also a right hand reef break.. Best around high tide. Beware of urchins,rocks and rips.

Pontinha Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
17.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Pontinha:

The best conditions reported for surf at Pontinha occur when a North-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

octoberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Pontinha 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 29% of the time in October while 55% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 16% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
29%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
55%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
16%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Pontinha Location Map

Interactive Pontinha 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 Pontinha is Lisboa (Lisbon) Airport (LIS) in Portugal, which is 32 km (20 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Pontinha is Talavera La Real (Badajoz) Airport (BJZ) in Spain, 225 km (140 miles) away.

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Pontinha Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 19 May 2022, 12:54 Local Time
Thursday 19
10AM1PM4PM7PM
Wave (m)
2
WNW
1.9
WNW
1.7
WNW
1.6
WNW
Period (s) 11 11 11 11
Wind (km/h)
20
20
25
25
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Pontinha

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

Wind History at Pontinha

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

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