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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

Overall: 3.2

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Arrifana Surf Forecast / Algarve / Portugal

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 am Saturday 28 May 2016 WEST

Arrifana surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's Arrifana sea temperature is 20.0 °C (Statistics for 28 May 1981-2005 - mean: 18.4 max: 19.6 min: 17.1 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)7788888776111099715131211101099
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)268269388412367243138126465132511137116362513555338259230217207
Wind
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25 WSW25
30 W30
15 W15
15 W15
20 WNW20
15 NNW15
15 N15
25 NW25
25 N25
15 NNE15
25 NNW25
20 NNE20
5 SSE5
15 WNW15
5 NE5
10 NW10
15 NW15
10 NNW10
10 WNW10
20 WNW20
10 NNW10
10 NNW10
20 NW20
Wind State(?)oncross-
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High Tide
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7:51PM
2.40
8:33AM
2.19

9:00PM
2.39
9:47AM
2.23

10:11PM
2.44
10:58AM
2.36

11:20PM
2.55
12:00PM
2.54

12:22AM
2.70
12:56PM
2.73

1:18AM
2.84

1:46PM
2.91
2:10AM
2.94


Low Tide
/ height (m)

1:33PM
0.71
2:19AM
0.63

2:40PM
0.75
3:29AM
0.60

3:53PM
0.72

4:39AM
0.51
5:04PM
0.60

5:43AM
0.36
6:09PM
0.43

6:40AM
0.21

7:06PM
0.24
7:32AM
0.07

7:58PM
0.07
8:21AM
-0.01

Note: the tide data above is for Amoreira which is 7 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Arrifana.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Arrifana blow from the NE.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
1818171717161818162121202423212221181919171819
Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
1717161716151717152121202423212221181919171819
Sunrise
6:16--6:16--6:16--6:16--6:16--6:16--6:15--6:15-
Sunset
-8:47--8:47--8:49--8:50--8:50--8:51--8:52--8:52
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Sat morning. Warm air temperatures (max 21°C on Tue morning, min 14°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 24°C on Wed morning, min 16°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Arrifana Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Arrifana provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Arrifana can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Arrifana surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Arrifana) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Arrifana may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Arrifana is 27 km (17 miles) from Lagos. If you plan a holiday in The Algarve, look for hotels and other accommodation in Lagos. Lagos has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.

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