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San Miguel - Rabo de Peixe ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.4

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San Miguel - Rabo de Peixe Surf Guide

Rabo de Peixe in Azores(Ilha de S. Miguel) is an exposed reef break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the south. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell direction is from the north northwest. Both left and right reef breaks. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up.

San Miguel - Rabo de Peixe Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.4
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
15.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing San Miguel - Rabo de Peixe:

The best conditions reported for surf at San Miguel - Rabo de Peixe 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 San Miguel - Rabo de Peixe (for consistent clean waves)?

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing San Miguel - Rabo de Peixe 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 34% of the time in February while 46% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 20% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
34%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
46%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
20%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore San Miguel - Rabo de Peixe Location Map

Interactive San Miguel - Rabo de Peixe 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 San Miguel - Rabo de Peixe is Ponta Delgada Airport (PDL) in Acores, which is 14 km (9 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to San Miguel - Rabo de Peixe is Santa Maria Airport (SMA), also in Acores, 100 km (62 miles) away.

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San Miguel - Rabo de Peixe Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 6 March 2021, 02:06 Local Time
Saturday 06
2AM5AM8AM11AM
Wave (m) 1.7
W
1.6
W
1.4
WNW
1.4
WNW
Period (s) 15 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 0
SSW 5
SW 10
WSW 10
WSW
Wind State glass cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at San Miguel - Rabo de Peixe

Surf stats for San Miguel - Rabo de Peixe, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at San Miguel - Rabo de Peixe

Wind stats for San Miguel - Rabo de Peixe, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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