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Alvor ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.5
Accommodation: 5.0

Overall: 3.5

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Alvor Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.9 °C

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Wednesday, 23 January 2019, 23:08 Local time
WedThursday 24
Wave (m) -
Period (s) - - - -
Wind (km/h) 25
NW 25
NW 20
NW 25
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Alvor in The Algarve is a fairly exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the north. Most of the surf comes fis in the form of windswells and the best wave direction is from the southwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Best around high tide. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for dangerous rips.

Portugal wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Alvor, 1 km from Alvor.

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Alvor Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Sagres, 34 km from Alvor.


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Air temperature
13.2 °C

Current weather near Alvor

Buoy Data:

At Bóia de Faro Costeira, 42 miles from Alvor.

  7PM 8PM 9PM 10PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.16
Dominant period (s) 10.9 10.2 12.5 10.2

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Overall Alvor Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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Tide stations nearest to Alvor:

  • Closest tide station
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    3 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    4 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    19 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    27 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Alvor:

  • Closest city location
    3 mi
  • Second closest city location
    35 mi
  • Third closest city location
    37 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    42 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    73 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to Alvor is Faro Airport (FAO) in Acores, which is 57 km (35 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Alvor is Lisboa (Lisbon) Airport (LIS) in Portugal, 191 km (119 miles) away.
Alvor break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Alvor, Algarve. Use the tab navigation above to view Alvor sea temperature, Alvor photographs, Alvor detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Alvor webcams, current wind from Algarve live weather stations and Alvor tide predictions. The Portugal swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Portugal and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Portugal wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Alvor.