About Monte Verde

The only north-facing beachbreak in the Azores. Quality, black sand beachbreak that picks up a huge range of swells, but best on a NW. Can be powerful with various peaks and a semi-permanent right at the western end.

Currents and a scattering of rocks about. Highly consistent so sometimes crowded, especially in summer. All kinds of pollution from the town and river. Ribeira Grande has facilities including a surf shop.

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  • Stormrider Guide for Monte Verde
  • All Tides All Tides
  • Peaky Beachbreak Peaky Beachbreak
  • Sand Sand
  • SW - E SW - E
  • South Easterly South Easterly
  • 10 1 Swell Range 1 - 10ft

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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