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Vila Praia de Ancora ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.2
Consistency of Surf: 4.2
Difficulty Level: 2.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 2.2

Overall: 3.7

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Vila Praia de Ancora break guidePhoto by: Nick Brick

Vila Praia de Ancora Surf Guide

Vila Praia de Ancora in North Portugal is an exposed river break that has reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the northeast. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell angle is from the west.. Best around low tide. Often Crowded. Beware of crowds / pollution.

Vila Praia de Ancora Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
13.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Vila Praia de Ancora:

The best conditions reported for surf at Vila Praia de Ancora occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

septemberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Vila Praia de Ancora with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of September. Clean surfable waves are typically found 54% of the time in September while 37% 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.
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 Vila Praia de Ancora Location Map

Interactive Vila Praia de Ancora 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 Vila Praia de Ancora is Vigo Airport (VGO) in Spain, 51 km (32 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Vila Praia de Ancora is Porto Airport (OPO) in Acores, 65 km (40 miles) away.

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Vila Praia de Ancora Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 02:41 Local Time
Tuesday 02
Wave (m) 1.3
Period (s) 12 13 13 14
Wind (km/h) 15
SSW 10
SSW 15
S 15
Wind State on cross-

Swell History at Vila Praia de Ancora

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

Wind History at Vila Praia de Ancora

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

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