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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 Spot ID

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Type: beach and reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 12.6 °C

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Monday, 9 December 2019, 17:42 Local time
Monday 09Tue
Wave (m) 4.0
Period (s) 18 17 16 15
Wind (km/h) 15
N 10
N 5
NE 5
Wind State cross cross cross-

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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.

Portugal wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Povoa de Varzim, 1 km from Povoa do Varzim.

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Povoa do Varzim Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Porto-pedrasRubras, 18 km from Povoa do Varzim.

light winds from the SE

Air temperature
13.5 °C

Current weather near Povoa do Varzim

Overall Povoa do Varzim Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December


Surf stats for Povoa do Varzim: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Povoa do Varzim: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

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Povoa do Varzim Location Map

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Tide stations nearest to Povoa do Varzim:

  • Closest tide station
    Povoa de Varzim
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Vila do Conde
    2 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    3 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    9 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    11 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Povoa do Varzim is Porto Airport (OPO) in Acores, 16 km (10 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Povoa do Varzim is Vila Real Airport (VRL), also in Acores, 88 km (55 miles) away.
  • Third is Vigo Airport (VGO) in Spain, 96 km (60 miles) away.
  • Santiago Airport (SCQ) in Spain is 172 km (107 miles) away.
  • Braganca Airport (BGC) in Acores is the fifth nearest airport to Povoa do Varzim and is 180 km (112 miles) away.
Povoa do Varzim break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Povoa do Varzim, Douro & Minho. Use the tab navigation above to view Povoa do Varzim sea temperature, Povoa do Varzim photographs, Povoa do Varzim detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Povoa do Varzim webcams, current wind from Douro & Minho live weather stations and Povoa do Varzim tide predictions. The Portugal swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Portugal and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Portugal wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Povoa do Varzim.