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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 Surf Forecast / Douro & Minho / Portugal

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 pm Thursday 15 Apr 2021 WEST
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Vila Praia de Ancora surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Vila Praia de Ancora sea temperature is 14.6 °C (Statistics for 15 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 14.3 max: 16.5 min: 12.9 °C)
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Vila Praia de Ancora surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Vila Praia de Ancora sea temperature is 14.6 °C (Statistics for 15 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 14.3 max: 16.5 min: 12.9 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Still cross-shore at Vila Praia de Ancora (light winds from the NW at Viana DO Castelo -Chafe 21 km from Vila Praia de Ancora).

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21 km away, 1 h 49 min ago

Light
14 km/h
NW
20.1
14.6
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Vila Praia de Ancora this week:

The surf forecast for Vila Praia de Ancora over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Thursday (Apr 15) at 7PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.0m and 10s period with a secondary swell of 0.1m and 11s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Vila Praia de Ancora in the next 12 days are 2.2m 10s and forecast to arrive on Wednesday (Apr 21) at 7PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.6m 4s period and expected on Friday (Apr 16) at 10PM.

Wave TypeTime (WEST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 7PM (Thu 15th Apr)3.5ft (1.0m) 10s
Best Surf 7AM (Wed 21st Apr)7ft (2.1m) 10s
Most Powerful 7PM (Wed 21st Apr)7ft (2.2m) 10s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Vila Praia de Ancora over the next 12 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Thursday
15
Friday
16
Saturday
17
Sunday
18
Monday
19
Tuesday
20
Wednesday
21
Thursday
22
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
312101222233444204111143122211434302102
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T portugal.htsgw.metric.30.cc23
T portugal.htsgw.metric.54.cc23
T portugal.htsgw.metric.78.cc23
T portugal.htsgw.metric.102.cc23
T portugal.htsgw.metric.126.cc23
T portugal.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
T portugal.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
T portugal.htsgw.metric.198.cc23
T portugal.htsgw.metric.222.cc23
T portugal.htsgw.metric.246.cc23
T portugal.htsgw.metric.270.cc23
1.1
WSW
1
W
0.8
WSW
0.6
WSW
0.5
W
0.4
WNW
0.8
WNW
1
W
0.9
W
0.8
W
0.7
NW
1.3
NW
1.5
NW
1.5
NW
1.4
NW
1.3
NW
1.1
NW
1.6
NW
2.1
NW
2.2
NW
1.8
NNW
1.2
NNW
0.9
NNW
0.8
W
0.8
W
1
W
2.1
W
2
W
2
WNW
1.7
WNW
1.3
WNW
0.9
WNW
0.8
WNW
0.5
WNW
0.4
WNW
0.6
WNW
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28621612572436019526518813527074391187472555342474710099745962771681431255091781140011837673661871074631125
5
ESE
15
NW
5
ENE
5
ENE
15
NW
5
ENE
10
ESE
10
WNW
5
ENE
5
S
10
WSW
10
NW
0
NW
10
WSW
5
WNW
25
NNW
25
NW
15
N
25
NNE
25
N
10
ENE
5
ENE
15
NW
10
NNE
5
N
20
NW
20
N
20
NNE
30
N
20
NNE
15
NNE
30
NNW
25
NNE
15
NE
30
N
15
NNE
cross-
off
crossoffcross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
crossglassonglasscross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glasscrossoffcross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
off
5:44PM
2.77
6:01AM
2.61
6:15PM
2.63
6:35AM
2.43
6:51PM
2.48
7:14AM
2.25
7:36PM
2.32
8:07AM
2.09
8:38PM
2.19
9:25AM
2.00
10:03PM
2.16
10:59AM
2.04
11:27PM
2.28
12:13PM
2.23
12:31AM
2.51
1:08PM
2.48
1:22AM
2.78
1:55PM
2.75
2:08AM
3.04
2:38PM
2.99
2:53AM
3.24
3:19PM
3.18
3:37AM
3.36
11:35AM
0.41
11:54PM
0.44
12:05PM
0.56
12:29AM
0.60
12:38PM
0.73
1:08AM
0.78
1:18PM
0.89
1:58AM
0.94
2:13PM
1.04
3:10AM
1.05
3:34PM
1.12
4:41AM
1.02
5:05PM
1.05
5:58AM
0.84
6:16PM
0.87
6:55AM
0.58
7:10PM
0.62
7:43AM
0.30
7:58PM
0.36
8:26AM
0.05
8:42PM
0.12
9:09AM
-0.12
9:26PM
-0.06

Note: the tide data above is for Afife which is 4 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Vila Praia de Ancora.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Vila Praia de Ancora blow from the NE

Thursday
15
Friday
16
Saturday
17
Sunday
18
Monday
19
Tuesday
20
Wednesday
21
Thursday
22
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
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6:54--6:54--6:52--6:50--6:48--6:48--6:46--6:45--6:43--6:41--6:39--6:39--
-8:15--8:16--8:17--8:19--8:20--8:21--8:22--8:22--8:23--8:24--8:25--8:28-

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 19°C on Thu morning, min 11°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Mon night. Very mild (max 16°C on Sun morning, min 10°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 19°C on Wed afternoon, min 9°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 21°C on Sat afternoon, min 8°C on Sun night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the N on Sun afternoon, light winds from the NNE by Tue morning).

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Information about the Vila Praia de Ancora Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Vila Praia de Ancora provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Vila Praia de Ancora can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Vila Praia de Ancora surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Vila Praia de Ancora) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Vila Praia de Ancora may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Vila Praia de Ancora is 13 km (8 miles) from Viana do Castelo. If you plan a holiday in Douro and Minho, look for hotels and other accommodation in Viana do Castelo. Viana do Castelo has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.