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Praia da Barra ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.6
Consistency of Surf: 3.8
Difficulty Level: 2.9
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.7
Crowds: 2.4

Overall: 4.1

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Praia da Barra break guide

Praia da Barra Surf Guide

Praia da Barra in North Portugal is an exposed beach break. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the east. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around low tide. It's sometimes crowded here. Watch out for dangerous rips.

Praia da Barra Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:
rarely breaks17.3°C

Surfing Praia da Barra:

The best conditions reported for surf at Praia da Barra occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

Portugal wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Praia da Barra sea temperature, Praia da Barra photographs, Praia da Barra detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Praia da Barra webcams, current wind from Beira live weather stations and Praia da Barra tide predictions. The Portugal swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Portugal and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Portugal wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Praia da Barra

Praia da Barra Surf:

Friday, 10 July 2020, 20:28 Local time
Friday 10Sat
Wave (m) 2.2
Period (s) 9 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 30
NNW 30
NNW 25
N 15
Wind State cross cross cross cross

Tide Times:

For Aveiro, Portugal, 1 km from Praia da Barra.

IS AT (local time)

Praia da Barra Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Aveiro, 10 km from Praia da Barra.

light winds from the NW

Air temperature
21 °C

Current weather near Praia da Barra

Overall Praia da Barra Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July


Surf stats for Praia da Barra: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Praia da Barra: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Praia da Barra a bombar photo

Praia da Barra

Photo credit: luis cupido

Praia da Barra Location Maps

Praia da Barra Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Beira surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Praia da Barra

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Praia da Barra:

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Wave buoys nearest to Praia da Barra:

Tide stations nearest to Praia da Barra:

  • Closest tide station
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    23 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    25 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Sao Felix da Marinha
    28 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    29 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Praia da Barra is Porto Airport (OPO) in Acores, which is 68 km (42 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Praia da Barra is Vila Real Airport (VRL), also in Acores, 112 km (70 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Vigo Airport (VGO) in Spain, 177 km (110 miles) away.
Praia da Barra break location map and break info