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San Miguel - Ribeira Quente ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.5

Overall: 3.1

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San Miguel - Ribeira Quente Surf Guide

Ribeira Quente in Azores(Ilha de S. Miguel) is a quite exposed reef break that has inconsistent surf with no particular seasonal pattern. The best wind direction is from the north with some shelter here from west winds. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. A left hand reef. Even when the surf is up, crowds are unknown. Watch out for rocks.

San Miguel - Ribeira Quente Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
15.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing San Miguel - Ribeira Quente:

The best conditions reported for surf at San Miguel - Ribeira Quente occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf San Miguel - Ribeira Quente (for consistent clean waves)?

septemberBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing San Miguel - Ribeira Quente with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of September. Clean surfable waves are typically found 3% of the time in September while 6% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 91% 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 San Miguel - Ribeira Quente Location Map

Interactive San Miguel - Ribeira Quente 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 Quente is Ponta Delgada Airport (PDL) in Acores, which is 35 km (22 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to San Miguel - Ribeira Quente is Santa Maria Airport (SMA), also in Acores, 86 km (53 miles) away.

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San Miguel - Ribeira Quente Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 20:35 Local Time
Wave (m) 2.4
Period (s) 6 7 8 8
Wind (km/h) 40
SW 30
WSW 25
W 30
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at San Miguel - Ribeira Quente

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

Wind History at San Miguel - Ribeira Quente

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

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