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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 Cross-on wind has become offshore at Arrifana (light winds from the NE at Vales wx 2 km from Arrifana). no significant swell
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Actual: 14 min ago

Light
15.9 km/h
NE
Offshore
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Arrifana Surf Forecast / Algarve / Portugal

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 am Saturday 03 Dec 2016 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 16.7 °C (Statistics for 03 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 17.8 max: 18.8 min: 16.9 °C)

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Swell
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)51610121212101211109141313121212121212121212
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)62515224643434328211379730400173133136851115212181160942750556529726800702
Wind
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25 SE25
35 S35
25 S25
20 S20
20 SSW20
15 SW15
5 SW5
5 SE5
15 E15
10 E10
15 SE15
15 ESE15
15 E15
5 SE5
10 E10
20 ESE20
30 SE30
30 SE30
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25 SE25
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Wind State(?)crosscross-
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High Tide
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4:27PM
2.40

4:45AM
2.55
5:08PM
2.30

5:28AM
2.46
5:57PM
2.21

6:20AM
2.38

6:57PM
2.15
7:23AM
2.33

8:10PM
2.15
8:34AM
2.34

9:24PM
2.24
9:47AM
2.43

10:31PM
2.42
10:52AM
2.59

Low Tide
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10:22AM
0.44

10:30PM
0.53
11:03AM
0.53

11:11PM
0.63
11:50AM
0.61

12:01AM
0.72

12:45PM
0.67
1:02AM
0.80

1:53PM
0.68
2:15AM
0.81

3:04PM
0.62

3:31AM
0.72
4:12PM
0.48

4:40AM
0.55

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 (?)
1817161717161818171718151718171616151416151617
Sunrise
7:33--7:33--7:33--7:35--7:35--7:37--7:37--7:39-
Sunset
-5:16--5:16--5:16--5:16--5:16--5:16--5:16--5:16
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 74mm), heaviest during Sun night. Cool air temperatures (max 19°C on Sat morning, min 15°C on Mon night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the S on Sat morning, calm by Mon morning).Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 18°C on Wed afternoon, min 15°C on Thu morning). Winds increasing (calm on Wed afternoon, fresh winds from the SE by Fri 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.