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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Eastern group

Azores

Eastern Group - Sao Miguel, Santa Maria, Formigas Islets

Sao Miguel Island, also known as the "Green Island" is the largest (759 km2; 293 sq mi) and most populous of the Azores Islands. The island has around 140,000 inhabitants, most of whom live in the municipality of Ponta Delgada, the most populous place in the islands. The Sete Cidades twin lakes are lakes formed in a crater that has a perimeter of 12 km (7.5 miles).

English (Translate this text in English): <b>Eastern Group</b> - Sao Miguel, Santa Maria, Formigas Islets<br /><br /><b>Sao Miguel Island</b>, also known as the "Green Island" is the largest (759 km2; 293 sq mi) and most populous of the Azores Islands. The island has around 140,000 inhabitants, most of whom live in the municipality of Ponta Delgada, the most populous place in the islands. The Sete Cidades twin lakes are lakes formed in a crater that has a perimeter of 12 km (7.5 miles).

English (Translate this text in English): &lt;b&gt;Eastern Group&lt;&#47;b&gt; - Sao Miguel, Santa Maria, Formigas Islets&lt;br &#47;&gt;&lt;br &#47;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Sao Miguel Island&lt;&#47;b&gt;, also known as the &quot;Green Island&quot; is the largest (759 km2; 293 sq mi) and most populous of the Azores Islands. The island has around 140,000 inhabitants, most of whom live in the municipality of Ponta Delgada, the most populous place in the islands. The Sete Cidades twin lakes are lakes formed in a crater that has a perimeter of 12 km (7.5 miles).

English (Translate this text in English): &amp;lt;b&amp;gt;Eastern Group&amp;lt;&amp;#47;b&amp;gt; - Sao Miguel, Santa Maria, Formigas Islets&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;&amp;lt;b&amp;gt;Sao Miguel Island&amp;lt;&amp;#47;b&amp;gt;, also known as the &amp;quot;Green Island&amp;quot; is the largest (759 km2; 293 sq mi) and most populous of the Azores Islands. The island has around 140,000 inhabitants, most of whom live in the municipality of Ponta Delgada, the most populous place in the islands. The Sete Cidades twin lakes are lakes formed in a crater that has a perimeter of 12 km (7.5 miles).

Seasonal swell & wind variations:

Dominant swell= NorthWest-North all the year.Dominant wind= South-NorthWest from December to April. SouthWest-North from March to October

English (Translate this text in English): Dominant swell= NorthWest-North all the year.Dominant wind= South-NorthWest from December to April. SouthWest-North from March to October

English (Translate this text in English): Dominant swell= NorthWest-North all the year.Dominant wind= South-NorthWest from December to April. SouthWest-North from March to October

English (Translate this text in English): Dominant swell= NorthWest-North all the year.Dominant wind= South-NorthWest from December to April. SouthWest-North from March to October

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Seasons
Jan/Feb Mar/Apr May/Jun Jul/Aug Sep/Oct Nov/Dec
Best Surfing Season
Typical Swell Size
Surf Equipment Fato de meia estação Fato de meia estação Fato de meia estação Calções Calções Fato de meia estação
Water temp. 16°C
61°F
17°C
63°F
18°C
64°F
21°C
70°F
21°C
70°F
18°C
64°F
Air temp. 15°C
59°F
15°C
59°F
19°C
66°F
22°C
72°F
21°C
70°F
17°C
63°F
Climate            

Seasonal swell & wind variations

Dominant swell= NorthWest-North all the year.Dominant wind= South-NorthWest from December to April. SouthWest-North from March to October

English (Translate this text in English): Dominant swell= NorthWest-North all the year.Dominant wind= South-NorthWest from December to April. SouthWest-North from March to October

English (Translate this text in English): Dominant swell= NorthWest-North all the year.Dominant wind= South-NorthWest from December to April. SouthWest-North from March to October

English (Translate this text in English): Dominant swell= NorthWest-North all the year.Dominant wind= South-NorthWest from December to April. SouthWest-North from March to October

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Anjos 6 / -
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Areias 9 / -
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Baixa da Viola - / -
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Ponta dos Mosteiros 1 / -
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Populo 21 / -
Left Beach-break All surfers
Praia Formosa 4 / -
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Rabo de Peixe 1 / -
Left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Ribeira Grande 17 / 1
Left Beach-break Experienced surfers
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By Anonymous , 24-06-2009

Surfshop @ San Miguel ?? - Hi,
I'm planning to visit San Miguel next month. I would like to surf, is there a shop that rents surfboards?

Obrigado!

By anonymous , 06-10-2005

Help please! - i am thinking of studying one semester in the Ponta Delgada University of Azores. i am interested in coming there for surfing, so in Sao Miguel is it good for surfing from February to June?Please answer soon!

By studhalter@earthlink.net , 18-09-2005

surfing Formigas? - You mention Formigas Islet as a surfing spot. Are there any regular visits to Formigas, or is charter the way to get there?

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