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Porto Moniz Surf Guide

Porto Moniz in Madeira is an exposed reef break that has inconsistent surf. Autumn and winter are the best times of year for waves. Works best in offshore winds from the south. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the north northwest. A reef breaks left. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Beware of rocks, obstacles, locals and sharks.

Porto Moniz Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
23.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Porto Moniz:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Porto Moniz 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 31% of the time in December while 60% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 9% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
31%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
60%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
9%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Porto Moniz Location Map

Interactive Porto Moniz 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 Porto Moniz is Porto Santo Airport (PXO) in Madeira, which is 79 km (49 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Porto Moniz is La Palma (Santa Cruz De La Palma) Airport (SPC) in Spain, 475 km (295 miles) away.

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Porto Moniz Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 18 August 2022, 00:02 Local Time
WedThursday 18
10PM1AM4AM7AM
Wave (m)
2.2
NNE
2.4
NNE
2.4
NNE
2.4
NNE
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h)
20
20
20
20
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Porto Moniz

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

Wind History at Porto Moniz

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

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