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San Miguel - Ribeira Grande ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.7
Difficulty Level: 5.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 4.7

Overall: 4.8

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San Miguel - Ribeira Grande Surf Guide

Ribeira Grande in Azores(Ilha de S. Miguel) is a fairly exposed beach break that has consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the southeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the north northwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. It very rarely gets crowded here.

San Miguel - Ribeira Grande Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeach and reefIcon  s54.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
15.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing San Miguel - Ribeira Grande:

The best conditions reported for surf at San Miguel - Ribeira Grande 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 San Miguel - Ribeira Grande (for consistent clean waves)?

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing San Miguel - Ribeira Grande 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 24% of the time in February while 54% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 22% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
24%
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
22%
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 - Ribeira Grande Location Map

Interactive San Miguel - Ribeira Grande 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 - Ribeira Grande is Ponta Delgada Airport (PDL) in Acores, which is 16 km (10 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to San Miguel - Ribeira Grande is Santa Maria Airport (SMA), also in Acores, 100 km (62 miles) away.

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San Miguel - Ribeira Grande Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 27 February 2021, 23:57 Local Time
SatSun
8PM11PM2AM5AM
Wave (m) 1.6
W
1.5
W
1.4
W
1.4
W
Period (s) 13 13 13 12
Wind (km/h) 5
S 10
S 10
SSW 15
S
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at San Miguel - Ribeira Grande

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

Wind History at San Miguel - Ribeira Grande

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

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