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Terceira - Praia do Norte ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.8

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Terceira - Praia do Norte Surf Guide

Terceira - Praia do Norte in The Azores is an exposed point break that is often working. Autumn and winter are the favoured times of year for waves. Offshore winds blow from the southwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Watch out for - Urchins - Rocks.

Terceira - Praia do Norte Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon point  redPointIcon  s43.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
15.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Terceira - Praia do Norte:

The best conditions reported for surf at Terceira - Praia do Norte occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Terceira - Praia do Norte with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 54% of the time in February while 36% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 10% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
54%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
36%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
10%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Terceira - Praia do Norte Location Map

Interactive Terceira - Praia do Norte 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 closest passenger airport to Terceira - Praia do Norte is Lajes Airport (TER) in Acores, 2 km (1 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Terceira - Praia do Norte is Graciosa Airport (GRW), also in Acores, 88 km (55 miles) away.

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Terceira - Praia do Norte Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 7 March 2021, 14:47 Local Time
Sunday 07
2PM5PM8PM11PM
Wave (m) 1.8
WNW
1.9
WNW
1.8
WNW
1.7
WNW
Period (s) 12 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 30
WNW 30
WNW 25
NW 25
NW
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross

Swell History at Terceira - Praia do Norte

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

Wind History at Terceira - Praia do Norte

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

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