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Ribeira da Janela ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.0

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Ribeira da Janela Surf Guide

Ribeira da Janela in Madeira is an exposed reef and point break that only works once in a while. Autumn and winter are the favoured times of year for waves. Offshore winds are from the south. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the north northwest. There is no beach break as well as a left hand reef break. and in addition, there is also a left hand point break. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

Ribeira da Janela Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReef and pointIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
18.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Ribeira da Janela:

The best conditions reported for surf at Ribeira da Janela 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 Ribeira da Janela (for consistent clean waves)?

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Ribeira da Janela with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 31% of the time in December while 60% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 9% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
31%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
60%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
9%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Ribeira da Janela Location Map

Interactive Ribeira da Janela 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 Ribeira da Janela is Porto Santo Airport (PXO) in Madeira, which is 78 km (48 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Ribeira da Janela is La Palma (Santa Cruz De La Palma) Airport (SPC) in Spain, 473 km (294 miles) away.

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Ribeira da Janela Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 26 February 2021, 16:35 Local Time
Friday 26Sat
3PM6PM9PM0AM
Wave (m) 1.5
NNW
1.4
NNW
1.2
NNW
1.1
NNW
Period (s) 13 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 20
NNE 20
NNE 20
NNE 20
NNE
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Ribeira da Janela

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

Wind History at Ribeira da Janela

Wind stats for Ribeira da Janela, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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