Located in Madeira, Portugal, Ribeira da Janela is an excellent left-hand point break that offers up a steep, barreling, fast wave for those that can handle it. The waves here can be hard to surf and break for up to 150 meters over a rock-covered bottom.
What are the best surf conditions for Ribeira da Janela?
Gets good between waist-high and triple overhead. We recommend riding a shortboard or a step-up here as the size increases. This break is best suited to intermediate and advanced surfers. The surf here is pretty consistent (6/10) and will get a little crowded when it is on (7/10). The best winds are from the Southwest. The best swells are from the Northwest and Northeast. Works on low to mid tides best.
We recommend wearing a 3/2 in the summer when water temperatures rise to 18 degrees. In the winter a 4/3 is best when water temperatures drop to 13 degrees. See the temperature chart below for more data on this.