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Spoutnik ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.0

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Spoutnik Surf Guide

Spoutnik in Sal is an exposed reef break that has quite consistent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the north northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south southwest. A left hand reef break. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Watch out for rocks.

Spoutnik Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
22.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Spoutnik:

The best conditions reported for surf at Spoutnik occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

augustBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Spoutnik with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of August. Clean surfable waves are typically found 17% of the time in August while 3% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 80% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
17%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
3%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
80%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Spoutnik Location Map

Interactive Spoutnik 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 Spoutnik is Amilcar Cabral International Airport (SID) in Cape Verde Islands, 17 km (11 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Spoutnik is Rabil (Boa Vista) Airport (BVC), also in Cape Verde Islands, 51 km (32 miles) away.

Icon breakBreak
Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Spoutnik Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 10 April 2021, 21:25 Local Time
SatSun
8PM11PM2AM5AM
Wave (m) -
-
-
-
0.2
S
0.2
S
Period (s) - - 12 12
Wind (km/h) 30
NNE 30
NNE 25
NNE 30
NNE
Wind State off off off off

Swell History at Spoutnik

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

Wind History at Spoutnik

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

    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: inconsistent
    2km away
    • Icon reef  redReef and point
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    14km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Spoutnik:

We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.