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Praia da Areia Branca Surf Guide

Praia da Areia Branca in Peniche is an exposed river break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the east with some shelter here from north winds. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west. The river break provides left and right handers. Best around low tide when the tide is falling. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Take care of urchins and rocks.

Praia da Areia Branca Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
16.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Praia da Areia Branca:

The best conditions reported for surf at Praia da Areia Branca 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 da Areia Branca (for consistent clean waves)?

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Praia da Areia Branca 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 da Areia Branca Location Map

Interactive Praia da Areia Branca 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 da Areia Branca is Lisboa (Lisbon) Airport (LIS) in Portugal, which is 58 km (36 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Praia da Areia Branca is Talavera La Real (Badajoz) Airport (BJZ) in Spain, 221 km (137 miles) away.

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Praia da Areia Branca Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 6 July 2022, 07:21 Local Time
Wednesday 06
Wave (m)
Period (s) 9 9 8 8
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross glass on cross-

Swell History at Praia da Areia Branca

Surf stats for Praia da Areia Branca, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Praia da Areia Branca

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

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