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Faial - Praia do Norte break guidePhoto by: zdemelo

Faial - Praia do Norte Surf Guide

Praia do Norte-Azores in Azores(Ilha do Faial) is an exposed point break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the south. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the north northwest.The waves is a point break that peels left. It very rarely gets crowded here. Rocks are a hazard.

Faial - Praia do Norte Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
15.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Faial - Praia do Norte:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Faial - Praia do Norte with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 39% of the time in February while 44% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 17% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Faial - Praia do Norte Location Map

Interactive Faial - 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 closest passenger airport to Faial - Praia do Norte is Horta Airport (HOR) in Acores, 11 km (7 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Faial - Praia do Norte is Pico Airport (PIX), also in Acores, 29 km (18 miles) away.

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Faial - Praia do Norte Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 9 February 2023, 01:09 Local Time
Thursday 09
Wave (m)
Period (s) 10 9 9 9
Wind (km/h)
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Swell History at Faial - Praia do Norte

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

Wind History at Faial - Praia do Norte

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

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