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Praia do Baleal break guidePhoto by: fiona dempsey

Praia do Baleal Surf Guide

Praia do Baleal in Peniche is a sheltered beach break that has very consistent surf and works all around the year. Works best in offshore winds from the southeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the north northwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Hazards include .

Praia do Baleal Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s43.9
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
16.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Praia do Baleal:

The best conditions reported for surf at Praia do Baleal occur when a North-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Praia do Baleal 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 21% of the time in December while 44% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 35% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
21%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
44%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
35%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Praia do Baleal Location Map

Interactive Praia do Baleal 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 do Baleal is Lisboa (Lisbon) Airport (LIS) in Portugal, which is 68 km (42 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Praia do Baleal is Porto Airport (OPO) in Acores, 217 km (135 miles) away.

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Praia do Baleal Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 6 July 2022, 17:16 Local Time
Wednesday 06Thu
4PM7PM10PM1AM
Wave (m)
1.5
NNW
1.4
NNW
1.4
NNW
1.4
NNW
Period (s) 10 10 9 9
Wind (km/h)
15
15
15
10
Wind State on cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Praia do Baleal

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

Wind History at Praia do Baleal

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

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Discover surf breaks near Praia do Baleal. Click below to view there surf guides.

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    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: inconsistent
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    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: inconsistent
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    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: very consistent
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    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: very consistent
    1km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Praia do Baleal: