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Viana do Castelo

Região Norte
The long beach of 'Cabedelo' opposite Viana do Castelo is probably North Portugal's most popular spot – and certainly one of the best. With its thermal turbo-boost, the Nortada regularly reaches 25 knots so it's often busy on the water. Cross to cross-offshore wind combined with more than 2m of W swell generates classy waves over a hard sand seabed. However, wave quality and power recedes with the tide and it tends to close out when it's big. Viana is often just a freeride area though – the water's super-flat by the large harbour wall, and in summer the waves often disappear further south too. Parking is behind the breakwater, about 400m from the water – windsurfers tend to launch further south at the campsite. There a few rocks in the water, so watch your fins.

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 Portugal - Viana do Castelo (GFS 27 km 16.10. 18 UTC, NWW3 50 km 16.10. 18 UTC)
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Wind speed (knots) 5 4 2 1 0 4 8 12 14 11 11 9 8 10 10 9 7 6 8 6 10 10 8
Wind direction NNW N NNE NNE N NW NNW N N N N NNE N N N NNE NNE NNE NNE NNE N N NNE
Wave (m) 2.1 1.9 1.7 1.7 1.8 2 2.1 2.4 2.7 2.6 2.4 2.3 2.2 2.2 2.1 2 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.6
Wave period (s) 12 12 12 12 14 14 14 13 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 12 11 11 11 11 11 11 10
Wave direction WNW WNW WNW WNW WNW WNW WNW WNW WNW WNW WNW WNW WNW WNW WNW WNW WNW WNW WNW WNW WNW WNW WNW
Temperature (°C) 15 14 14 13 16 15 15 14 14 14 14 15 19 20 18 16 14 14 16 21 22 19 16
Cloud cover (%) - - - - 11 49 99 85 98 97 82 - -     - - - - - - - -
Rain (mm/3h) -               1.4 0.6                          
Windguru rating               1 1 1                          
 Lat: 41.6765, Lon: -8.8287 Timezone: WEST (UTC+1) sun07:53 - 18:47 [Archive]
 Portugal - Viana do Castelo (GFS 27 km 16.10. 18 UTC, NWW3 50 km 16.10. 18 UTC)
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Wind speed (knots) 5 4 2 1 0 4 8 12 14 11 11 9 8 10 10 9 7 6 8 6 10 10 8
Wind direction NNW N NNE NNE N NW NNW N N N N NNE N N N NNE NNE NNE NNE NNE N N NNE
Wave (m) 2.1 1.9 1.7 1.7 1.8 2 2.1 2.4 2.7 2.6 2.4 2.3 2.2 2.2 2.1 2 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.6
Wave period (s) 12 12 12 12 14 14 14 13 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 12 11 11 11 11 11 11 10
Wave direction WNW WNW WNW WNW WNW WNW WNW WNW WNW WNW WNW WNW WNW WNW WNW WNW WNW WNW WNW WNW WNW WNW WNW
Temperature (°C) 15 14 14 13 16 15 15 14 14 14 14 15 19 20 18 16 14 14 16 21 22 19 16
Cloud cover (%) - - - - 11 49 99 85 98 97 82 - -     - - - - - - - -
Rain (mm/3h) -               1.4 0.6                          
Windguru rating               1 1 1                          
 Lat: 41.6765, Lon: -8.8287 Timezone: WEST (UTC+1) sun07:53 - 18:47 [Archive]
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Der lange Strand von Cabedelo gegenüber von Viana do Castelo ist wahrscheinlich der bekannteste Spot Nord-Portugals und zum Kiten oder Windsurfen…
The long beach of Cabedelo opposite Viana do Castelo is probably North Portugals most popular spot – and certainly one of the best.
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