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Praia das Macas ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.7
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.5
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.0

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Praia das Macas Surf Guide

Praia das Macas in Lisbon is an exposed beach break that has dependable surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the east southeast. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the northwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Sometimes crowded. Overcrowding can even make surfing hazardous.

Praia das Macas Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
16.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Praia das Macas:

The best conditions reported for surf at Praia das Macas occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Praia das Macas 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 40% of the time in December while 54% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 6% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
40%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
54%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
6%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Praia das Macas Location Map

Interactive Praia das Macas 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 das Macas is Lisboa (Lisbon) Airport (LIS) in Portugal, which is 30 km (19 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Praia das Macas is Talavera La Real (Badajoz) Airport (BJZ) in Spain, 231 km (143 miles) away.

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Praia das Macas Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 15 April 2021, 04:10 Local Time
Thursday 15
4AM7AM10AM1PM
Wave (m) 1.3
WSW
1.3
W
1.2
W
1.2
W
Period (s) 11 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 10
ESE 10
ESE 15
E 5
E
Wind State off off cross-
off
glass

Swell History at Praia das Macas

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

Wind History at Praia das Macas

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

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