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Praia do Rock ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 1.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.1

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Praia do Rock Surf Guide

Praia do Rock in Douro and Minho is an exposed sandbar break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the east northeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the west. The sandbar breaks are all lefts. When it's working here, it can get crowded.

Praia do Rock Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon  sandbarSandbarIcon  s33.1
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
18.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Praia do Rock:

The best conditions reported for surf at Praia do Rock occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Praia do Rock 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 46% of the time in December while 52% 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.
clean
46%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
52%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
2%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).
Praia do Rock Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 27 September 2020, 17:03 Local Time
Sunday 27Mon
4PM7PM10PM1AM
Wave (m) 1.9
NW
1.0
WNW
1.3
WNW
1.9
NW
Period (s) 10 13 12 12
Wind (km/h) 35
NNW 30
NNW 15
N 10
NNE
Wind State cross cross cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Praia do Rock

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

Wind History at Praia do Rock

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

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