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Quicombo Surf Guide

Quicombo in Benguela is an exposed reef break. The best wind direction is from the east northeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest.The break here is a left hand point. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up.

Quicombo Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
26.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Quicombo:

The best conditions reported for surf at Quicombo occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Quicombo with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 35% of the time in May while 62% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 3% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
35%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
62%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
3%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Quicombo Location Map

Interactive Quicombo 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 Quicombo is Porto Amboim Airport (PBN) in Angola, which is 66 km (41 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Quicombo is Benguela Airport (BUG), also in Angola, 150 km (93 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Quicombo Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 6 December 2021, 03:56 Local Time
Monday 06
4AM7AM10AM1PM
Wave (m)
0.7
SW
0.7
SW
0.4
SW
0.6
WSW
Period (s) 9 9 9 6
Wind (km/h)
5
10
10
15
Wind State on cross-
on
cross-
on
on

Swell History at Quicombo

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

Wind History at Quicombo

Wind stats for Quicombo, 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 Quicombo. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability:
    10km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: very consistent
    194km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s22.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    230km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s32.9
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    243km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s32.6
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    263km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Quicombo: