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Praia do Norte ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.5
Difficulty Level: 4.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 4.3

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Praia do Norte Surf Guide

Praia do Norte in Ericeira is an exposed beach break that has very consistent waves and works all around the year. Offshore winds blow from the east. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the best swell direction is from the northwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around high tide. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Submerged rocks are a hazard.

Praia do Norte Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach and reefIcon  s44.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
16.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Praia do Norte:

The best conditions reported for surf at Praia do Norte 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 do Norte (for consistent clean waves)?

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Praia do Norte 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 41% of the time in December while 54% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 5% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
41%
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
5%
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 Norte Location Map

Interactive Praia do Norte 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 Norte is Lisboa (Lisbon) Airport (LIS) in Portugal, which is 32 km (20 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Praia do Norte is Talavera La Real (Badajoz) Airport (BJZ) in Spain, 225 km (140 miles) away.

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Praia do Norte Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 13 May 2021, 22:28 Local Time
ThuFriday 14
10PM1AM4AM7AM
Wave (m) 1.8
WNW
2.3
WNW
2.3
WNW
2.2
WNW
Period (s) 9 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 25
NW 20
NNW 20
NNW 20
NNW
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross cross

Swell History at Praia do Norte

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

Wind History at Praia do Norte

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

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