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Praia da Rocha break guide

Praia da Rocha Surf Guide

Praia da Rocha in Algarve is a fairly exposed beach break that has unreliable waves. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the north. Windswells are much more typical than groudswells and the ideal wave direction is from the southwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Often Crowded. The crowds in the water make a gath helmet a good idea.

Praia da Rocha Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s33.1
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
17.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Praia da Rocha:

The best conditions reported for surf at Praia da Rocha occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North.

Surf Forecasts:

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

octoberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Praia da Rocha with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of October. Clean surfable waves are typically found 1% of the time in October while 4% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 94% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
1%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
4%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
94%
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 Rocha Location Map

Interactive Praia da Rocha 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 Rocha is Faro Airport (FAO) in Acores, which is 49 km (30 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Praia da Rocha is Lisboa (Lisbon) Airport (LIS) in Portugal, 194 km (120 miles) away.

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Praia da Rocha Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 28 May 2022, 20:12 Local Time
SatSunday 29
10PM1AM4AM7AM
Wave (m)
0.3
SW
0.3
SW
0.3
SW
0.4
SW
Period (s) 3 3 3 3
Wind (km/h)
15
10
10
10
Wind State cross cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Praia da Rocha

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

Wind History at Praia da Rocha

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Praia da Rocha. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    8km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s32.9
    Reliability: inconsistent
    13km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s21.6
    Reliability: inconsistent
    19km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.1
    Reliability: inconsistent
    19km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s44.0
    Reliability: rarely breaks
    23km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Praia da Rocha: