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Vila Nova de Milfontes ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.3
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 4.7

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Vila Nova de Milfontes Surf Guide

Vila Nova de Milfontes in South Portugal is an exposed reef break that has consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the east. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. A right hand reef break. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Rarely crowded here.

Vila Nova de Milfontes Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
14.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Vila Nova de Milfontes:

The best conditions reported for surf at Vila Nova de Milfontes occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Vila Nova de Milfontes (for consistent clean waves)?

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Vila Nova de Milfontes 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 8% of the time in December while 9% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 83% 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).

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Interactive Vila Nova de Milfontes 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 Vila Nova de Milfontes is Faro Airport (FAO) in Acores, which is 106 km (66 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Vila Nova de Milfontes is Lisboa (Lisbon) Airport (LIS) in Portugal, 123 km (76 miles) away.

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Vila Nova de Milfontes Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 28 February 2021, 01:44 Local Time
Sunday 28
Wave (m) 2.1
Period (s) 14 14 14 13
Wind (km/h) 5
ENE 10
E 5
Wind State glass off glass cross-

Swell History at Vila Nova de Milfontes

Surf stats for Vila Nova de Milfontes, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Vila Nova de Milfontes

Wind stats for Vila Nova de Milfontes, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Vila Nova de Milfontes Reviews:

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Based on 3 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s54.7
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s44.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s44.3
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s44.0
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s55.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s33.0
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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waves of love from Portugal
“Hello, I´ve been to Milfontes a few times, this magic village is in Alentejo coast not in Algarve coast, there is a great difference, waves and culture, between the two regions.
Milfontes is for sure the most beautiful coast line in Portugal there is about 10 different spots you can surf near the village, you can choose from clean water reef barrels to 250 meter long reef waves, sandbars or giant waves with the right swell, you can camp or stay in a resort prices are nice the food is good and you will notice that the people are nice and mellow they won't try to suck your money like in some tourist áreas, in Milfontes you will be treated like a human being not like a tourist. Great waves, good food and great people.”

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