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Praia do Norte break guidePhoto by: Gonçalo Forjaz Trigueiros

Praia do Norte Surf Guide

Praia do Norte in Beira is a reef break that is often working and works all around the year. Works best in offshore winds from the east. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for rocks, rips, big waves.

Praia do Norte Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
16.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Praia do Norte:

The best conditions reported for surf at Praia do Norte 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 Praia do Norte (for consistent clean waves)?

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Praia do Norte 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 35% of the time in December while 53% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 12% 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).

Explore Praia do Norte Location Map

Interactive 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 nearest passenger airport to Praia do Norte is Lisboa (Lisbon) Airport (LIS) in Portugal, which is 92 km (57 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Praia do Norte is Porto Airport (OPO) in Acores, 185 km (115 miles) away.

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Praia do Norte Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 28 May 2022, 11:44 Local Time
Saturday 28
Wave (m)
Period (s) 13 13 13 12
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
on cross-

Swell History at Praia do Norte

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

Wind History at Praia do Norte

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

Praia do Norte Reviews:

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Based on 10 votes.
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  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s55.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s44.2
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s54.6
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s32.6
  • Crowds:Icon  s33.1
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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ludo from Portugal
“Hello, for next Tuesday evening, the notation shows a red triangle. What does that mean ?
Thank you

Editor replies: Hi Ludo. It means that the swell is forecast to be too big to surf at this break.”

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