Arrifana ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.8
Consistency of Surf: 3.7
Difficulty Level: 3.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.2
Crowds: 2.7

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Arrifana Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(The Algarve, Portugal)

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Arrifana Spot ID:

Type: beach and reef

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 13.8 °C

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Tuesday, 31 March 2015, 00:16 Local time

Mon Tuesday 31
10PM 1AM 4AM 7AM
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 12 12 14 13
Wind (km/h) 45
N 40
N 35
N 35
Wind State cross-

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Arrifana in The Algarve is a quite exposed beach and reef break that has dependable surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the northeast with some shelter here from north winds. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. Waves at the beach are mainly lefts as well as a right hand reef break. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It's sometimes crowded here. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Amoreira, 7 km from Arrifana.

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At SHIP2286, 67 km from Arrifana.

strong winds from the N

Air temperature
13.9 °C

Current weather near Arrifana

Overall Arrifana Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Arrifana:

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Closest break Lage do Pescador 2 mi
Second closest break Monte Clerigo 2 mi
Third closest break Carriagem 3 mi
Fourth closest break Figueiros 3 mi
Fifth closest break Vale Figueira 3 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Arrifana:

Closest wave buoy Gascogne Ouest Arcachon Buoy 582 mi
Second closest wave buoy Brittany Buoy 705 mi
Third closest wave buoy Lion Buoy 794 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy Sevenstones Buoy 895 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy Channel Islands Buoy 920 mi

Tide stations nearest to Arrifana:

Closest tide station Lagos 17 mi
Second closest tide station Alvor 19 mi
Third closest tide station Portimao 21 mi
Fourth closest tide station Albufeira 37 mi
Fifth closest tide station Quarteira 45 mi

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Ski Resorts closest to Arrifana:

Closest ski area Serra da Estrela (Portugal) 227 mi
Second closest ski area Sierra de Bejar-La Covatilla (Spain) 272 mi
Third closest ski area Sierra Nevada (Spain) 304 mi
Fourth closest ski area Michlifen (Morocco) 341 mi
Fifth closest ski area Valdesqui (Spain) 351 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to Arrifana:

Closest city location Portimao (Portugal) 21 mi
Second closest city location Faro Airport (Portugal) 53 mi
Third closest city location Faro (Portugal) 55 mi
Fourth closest city location Olhao (Portugal) 60 mi
Fifth closest city location Beja (Portugal) 74 mi
  • The nearest passenger airport to Arrifana is Faro Airport (FAO) in Acores, which is 86 km (53 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Arrifana is Lisboa (Lisbon) Airport (LIS) in Portugal, 167 km (104 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Arrifana, Algarve. Use the tab navigation above to view Arrifana sea temperature, Arrifana photographs, Arrifana detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Arrifana webcams, current wind from Algarve live weather stations and Arrifana 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 Arrifana.


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