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Povoa do Varzim ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.8

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Povoa do Varzim Surf Guide

Povoa do Varzim in North Portugal is an exposed beach and reef break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the east. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the west. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around high tide. Take care of rocks / crowds.

Povoa do Varzim Spot Info

Icon  beachBeach and reefIcon  s43.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
18.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Povoa do Varzim:

The best conditions reported for surf at Povoa do Varzim occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Povoa do Varzim 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 45% of the time in December while 53% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 2% 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).
Povoa do Varzim Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 27 September 2020, 16:43 Local Time
Sunday 27Mon
Wave (m) 1.9
Period (s) 10 13 12 12
Wind (km/h) 40
NNW 35
NNW 15
N 10
Wind State cross-
cross cross cross-

Swell History at Povoa do Varzim

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

Wind History at Povoa do Varzim

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

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