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Arrifana ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.9
Consistency of Surf: 3.7
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.2
Crowds: 2.4

Overall: 3.2

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Arrifana (light winds from the NNW at Vales wx 2 km from Arrifana). 5.0m 14 s period wind swell from NW is too big
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Light
6.4 km/h
NNW
Clean
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Arrifana Surf Forecast / Algarve / Portugal

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 am Thursday 13 Dec 2018 WET

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 16.1 °C (Statistics for 13 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 17.4 max: 18.4 min: 16.7 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2.3
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5
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3.5
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3.5
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2.3
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Period(s) (?)1514161516151419161514131313131315171514131314
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)2215978711744535062012520127337666924616142742366284525111883175984611183969634834346832843159
Wind
(km/h)
35
NW
35
NNW
15
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15
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15
NNW
0
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10
SSE
15
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15
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5
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ESE
10
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15
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30
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5
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10
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High Tide
/ height (m)


6:14PM
2.07
6:34AM
2.24

7:11PM
1.98
7:32AM
2.15

8:18PM
1.96
8:38AM
2.13

9:27PM
2.02
9:44AM
2.18

10:27PM
2.15
10:43AM
2.29

11:19PM
2.33
11:35AM
2.44

12:06AM
2.53


Low Tide
/ height (m)

12:08PM
0.73
12:13AM
0.86

1:01PM
0.83
1:10AM
0.95

2:04PM
0.88
2:19AM
0.99

3:09PM
0.85

3:30AM
0.95
4:10PM
0.75

4:33AM
0.83
5:03PM
0.61

5:27AM
0.65
5:51PM
0.45

6:15AM
0.45

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
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
1312121313131314151314141515131616141414131214
Sunrise
7:39--7:41--7:41--7:41--7:43--7:43--7:43--7:45-
Sunset
-5:17--5:17--5:19--5:19--5:19--5:20--5:20--5:20
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Sat night. Cool air temperatures (max 16°C on Sat night, min 12°C on Fri night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the NW on Thu morning, calm by Fri night).Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 22mm), heaviest during Tue afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 17°C on Tue morning, min 13°C on Mon morning). Winds increasing (calm on Sun night, fresh winds from the SW by Tue morning).

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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.