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Praia do Cerro break guidePhoto by: Rodrigo Campos

Praia do Cerro Surf Guide

Praia do Cerro in Peniche is a beach break that has very consistent waves and works all around the year. The best wind direction is from the south southwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the north northwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. An uncrowded break, even when it is working.

Praia do Cerro Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s43.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
16.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Praia do Cerro:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Praia do Cerro with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 36% of the time in January while 59% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 5% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
36%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
59%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
5%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Praia do Cerro Location Map

Interactive Praia do Cerro 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 Praia do Cerro is Lisboa (Lisbon) Airport (LIS) in Portugal, which is 68 km (42 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Praia do Cerro is Porto Airport (OPO) in Acores, 218 km (135 miles) away.

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Praia do Cerro Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 6 July 2022, 09:08 Local Time
Wednesday 06
10AM1PM4PM7PM
Wave (m)
1.5
NNW
1.5
NNW
1.5
NNW
1.5
NNW
Period (s) 8 10 10 10
Wind (km/h)
5
15
15
15
Wind State cross-
on
cross cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Praia do Cerro

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

Wind History at Praia do Cerro

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Praia do Cerro. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: inconsistent
    1km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: inconsistent
    1km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s43.9
    Reliability: very consistent
    1km away
    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: inconsistent
    2km away
    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    • Icon  s43.9
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Praia do Cerro: