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Porto da Cruz ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.4
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 2.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.7
Crowds: 3.8

Overall: 3.7

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Porto da Cruz Surf Forecast / Madeira / Portugal

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 am Thursday 16 Sep 2021 WEST
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Porto da Cruz surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Porto da Cruz sea temperature is 24.6 °C (Statistics for 16 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 23.5 max: 24.4 min: 22.5 °C)
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Porto da Cruz surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Porto da Cruz sea temperature is 24.6 °C (Statistics for 16 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 23.5 max: 24.4 min: 22.5 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Wind reports 9 km away suggest it is still onshore at Porto da Cruz (moderate winds from the NNE at FunchalS.catarina).

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Moderate
22 km/h
NNE
Onshore
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Porto da Cruz this week:

The surf forecast for Porto da Cruz over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Thursday (Sep 16) at 1PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.1m and 15s period with a secondary swell of 1.1m and 7s. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Porto da Cruz in the next 12 days are 1.1m 15s and forecast to arrive on Thursday (Sep 16) at 1PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.3m 12s period and expected on Thursday (Sep 16) at 1PM.

Wave TypeTime (WEST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 1PM (Thu 16th Sep)3.5ft (1.1m) 15s
Best Surf 1PM (Thu 16th Sep)3.5ft (1.1m) 15s
Most Powerful 1PM (Thu 16th Sep)3.5ft (1.1m) 15s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Porto da Cruz over the next 12 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Thursday
16
Friday
17
Saturday
18
Sunday
19
Monday
20
Tuesday
21
Wednesday
22
Thursday
23
Friday
24
Saturday
25
Sunday
26
Monday
27
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
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T azoresportugal.htsgw.metric.36.cc23
T azoresportugal.htsgw.metric.60.cc23
T azoresportugal.htsgw.metric.84.cc23
T azoresportugal.htsgw.metric.108.cc23
T azoresportugal.htsgw.metric.132.cc23
T azoresportugal.htsgw.metric.156.cc23
T azoresportugal.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
T azoresportugal.htsgw.metric.204.cc23
T azoresportugal.htsgw.metric.228.cc23
T azoresportugal.htsgw.metric.252.cc23
T azoresportugal.htsgw.metric.276.cc23
1
NNW
1.1
NNW
1
NNW
0.8
NNW
0.7
NNW
1.2
NE
1.1
NE
1.4
NNE
1.2
NNW
1.1
NNW
1
NNW
0.9
NNW
0.9
NNW
0.9
NNW
1
NNW
0.9
NNW
0.9
NNW
1.7
NE
1.8
NE
1.8
NE
1.9
NNE
1.9
NE
1.8
NE
1.6
NE
1.6
NE
1.6
NE
1.6
NE
1.8
NE
1.6
NE
1.5
NE
1.2
NNW
1.4
NNW
1.5
NNW
1.2
NNW
1.1
NNW
0.9
N
1514131212666121110109111211107777777777777141312111115
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15
N
15
NNE
20
N
15
N
20
NNE
10
NNW
15
NNE
15
NNE
10
NNE
15
NNE
15
NNE
15
NNE
15
NNE
20
N
15
N
15
NNE
20
NNE
15
N
20
N
20
N
20
N
15
N
15
NNE
15
NNE
15
NNE
20
NNE
20
N
20
N
15
NNE
15
N
15
NNE
10
N
10
NNE
10
NNE
10
NNE
10
N
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
11:22AM
1.77
12:07AM
1.71
12:26PM
1.93
1:00AM
1.85
1:14PM
2.08
1:42AM
1.97
1:55PM
2.20
2:19AM
2.06
2:31PM
2.26
2:53AM
2.11
3:05PM
2.28
3:24AM
2.12
3:37PM
2.24
3:55AM
2.10
4:08PM
2.15
4:25AM
2.04
4:39PM
2.03
4:55AM
1.95
5:11PM
1.88
5:27AM
1.83
5:45PM
1.72
6:03AM
1.70
6:26PM
1.55
5:52PM
0.46
6:10AM
0.50
6:49PM
0.30
7:01AM
0.36
7:34PM
0.17
7:43AM
0.23
8:12PM
0.08
8:20AM
0.15
8:47PM
0.03
8:54AM
0.10
9:19PM
0.03
9:27AM
0.10
9:49PM
0.08
9:58AM
0.14
10:18PM
0.16
10:30AM
0.23
10:48PM
0.27
11:03AM
0.34
11:18PM
0.41
11:38AM
0.48
11:51PM
0.56
12:18PM
0.63
12:32AM
0.71

Note: the tide data above is for Santana which is 7 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Porto da Cruz.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Porto da Cruz blow from the SW

Thursday
16
Friday
17
Saturday
18
Sunday
19
Monday
20
Tuesday
21
Wednesday
22
Thursday
23
Friday
24
Saturday
25
Sunday
26
Monday
27
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7:50--7:50--7:52--7:52--7:52--7:54--7:54--7:54--7:56--7:56--7:56--7:58--
-8:12--8:10--8:08--8:07--8:07--8:05--8:04--8:02--8:00--8:00--7:59--7:57-

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Fri night. Warm (max 24°C on Thu morning, min 20°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Sun night. Warm (max 23°C on Mon morning, min 19°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 8mm), mostly falling on Wed morning. Warm (max 23°C on Thu morning, min 20°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 24°C on Sat morning, min 20°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Porto da Cruz Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Porto da Cruz provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Porto da Cruz can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Porto da Cruz surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Porto da Cruz) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Porto da Cruz may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Porto da Cruz is 14 km (9 miles) from Funchal. If you plan a holiday in Madeira, look for hotels and other accommodation in Funchal. Funchal has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.