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Vila Praia de Ancora Surf Forecast / Douro & Minho / Portugal

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 am Wednesday 29 Jun 2022 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 16.8 °C (Statistics for 29 Jun 1981-2005 - mean: 17.8 max: 19.7 min: 15.6 °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 16.8 °C (Statistics for 29 Jun 1981-2005 - mean: 17.8 max: 19.7 min: 15.6 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Vila Praia de Ancora (calm at VianaDOCastelo C.c. 19 km from Vila Praia de Ancora).

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19 km away, 1 h 27 min ago

Calm
4 km/h
NNW
14.3
16.8
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 Wednesday (Jun 29) at 10AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 2.5m and 13s period with a secondary swell of 0.1m and 15s. 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 3.0m 13s and forecast to arrive on Wednesday (Jun 29) at 4PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.2m 6s period and expected on Saturday (Jul 02) at 1AM.

Wave TypeTime (WEST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)10AM (Wed 29th Jun)8ft (2.5m) 13s
Best Surf10AM (Wed 29th Jun)8ft (2.5m) 13s
Most Powerful 4PM (Wed 29th Jun)10ft (3.0m) 13s

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

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Wednesday
29
Thursday
30
Friday
01
Saturday
02
Sunday
03
Monday
04
Tuesday
05
Wednesday
06
Thursday
07
Friday
08
Saturday
09
Sun
10
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
Rating
(10 max)
2111111111143212121111311132321310000000000
Swell
Height Map
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T portugal.htsgw.metric.66.cc23
T portugal.htsgw.metric.90.cc23
T portugal.htsgw.metric.114.cc23
T portugal.htsgw.metric.138.cc23
T portugal.htsgw.metric.162.cc23
T portugal.htsgw.metric.186.cc23
T portugal.htsgw.metric.210.cc23
T portugal.htsgw.metric.234.cc23
T portugal.htsgw.metric.258.cc23
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.1
NW
2.5
NW
3
NW
3
NW
2.2
NW
2.1
NW
1.8
NW
1.3
NW
1.3
NW
0.7
NW
1.2
NW
1.3
NW
1.6
NW
0.9
NNW
1.3
NW
2.2
NNW
1.8
NNW
2
NNW
2.1
NNW
1.5
NNW
1.5
NNW
1.7
NNW
1.2
NNW
1.1
NW
1.3
NNW
0.8
NNW
0.7
NW
0.6
NW
0.5
NW
0.4
NNW
0.4
NW
0.3
NNW
0.3
NNW
0.4
NW
0.2
WNW
0.3
WNW
Period(s) (?)913131212111010997788888788888897777666661413
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)1642140271122971269981707334300791521692768819657539239551925326033517515128059473721171088101932
Wind
(km/h)
5
N
25
NNW
30
NNW
25
N
20
N
30
NNW
15
N
10
NNW
25
NNW
10
N
5
W
5
WNW
10
SE
0
SW
15
NW
20
NNE
20
N
30
NNW
20
NNE
10
N
25
NNW
15
NNE
10
N
15
NW
10
ENE
0
N
10
WNW
10
SSE
5
SSW
5
WNW
5
SE
0
W
10
NW
0
NNE
5
SW
10
W
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glasscrosscrossglasscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
crossoffglasscrosscrossglasscross-
on
glassglasscrossglassoncross-
on
High Tide
/ height (m)
3:54AM
2.57
4:09PM
2.79
4:31AM
2.58
4:45PM
2.81
5:07AM
2.56
5:22PM
2.79
5:43AM
2.51
5:58PM
2.76
6:19AM
2.45
6:36PM
2.70
6:58AM
2.39
7:15PM
2.63
7:41AM
2.34
7:57PM
2.55
8:30AM
2.30
8:47PM
2.49
9:27AM
2.29
9:46PM
2.45
10:31AM
2.33
10:53PM
2.45
11:37AM
2.43
12:02AM
2.52
12:40PM
2.59
Low Tide
/ height (m)
9:56AM
0.52
10:25PM
0.44
10:32AM
0.50
11:02PM
0.44
11:07AM
0.51
11:39PM
0.48
11:43AM
0.55
12:17AM
0.53
12:19PM
0.61
12:55AM
0.59
12:58PM
0.68
1:36AM
0.65
1:41PM
0.75
2:21AM
0.69
2:31PM
0.82
3:13AM
0.71
3:30PM
0.86
4:12AM
0.70
4:38PM
0.84
5:17AM
0.66
5:48PM
0.74
6:22AM
0.57
6:55PM
0.57

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

Wednesday
29
Thursday
30
Friday
01
Saturday
02
Sunday
03
Monday
04
Tuesday
05
Wednesday
06
Thursday
07
Friday
08
Saturday
09
Sun
10
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
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Rain (mm)
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Temp. °C161817151818152120172122181922192425202528232829282827252625232926222322
Low °C151716121617131819161922161820151924152027192429212626212424212625192320
Chill °C (?)161716131717142120172122181922182425202528232829282827252625232926222322
Sunrise-6:03--6:03--6:03--6:03--6:05--6:05--6:05--6:05--6:07--6:07--6:07--6:09-
Sunset--9:14--9:14--9:14--9:14--9:13--9:13--9:13--9:13--9:12--9:12--9:12--9:10

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 21°C on Fri morning, min 12°C on Wed night). Winds increasing (calm on Tue night, fresh winds from the NNW by Wed afternoon).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Sat night. Warm (max 25°C on Mon afternoon, min 15°C on Sun night). Winds increasing (calm on Sun morning, fresh winds from the NNW by Mon afternoon).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 29°C on Wed afternoon, min 15°C on Mon night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the N on Mon night, calm by Thu morning).

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 29°C on Sat morning, min 17°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

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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.