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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 12 am Thursday 05 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 15.8 °C (Statistics for 05 May 1981-2005 - mean: 17.0 max: 18.5 min: 15.9 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)111014131212111111881311108810109101077
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Wave
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Energy(?)28717040165858061475659326887811085080193311021060699488365499212365293180
Wind
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5 SE5
15 SSE15
20 WSW20
5 SSE5
20 SW20
20 NW20
20 WNW20
30 S30
45 S45
25 SW25
40 SSW40
45 SSW45
35 SSW35
35 SW35
40 SW40
30 SW30
20 SSW20
25 SSE25
20 WSW20
20 SW20
35 SSW35
25 WNW25
15 WNW15
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High Tide
/ height (m)
1:38AM
2.98

2:07PM
2.99
2:27AM
3.11

2:53PM
3.12
3:14AM
3.15

3:38PM
3.17

4:01AM
3.10
4:23PM
3.13

4:49AM
2.96
5:10PM
3.02

5:38AM
2.75
5:58PM
2.84





Low Tide
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7:55AM
-0.06

8:16PM
-0.03
8:41AM
-0.17

9:03PM
-0.15
9:26AM
-0.18

9:50PM
-0.18
10:11AM
-0.10

10:38PM
-0.11
10:57AM
0.04

11:27PM
0.03
11:44AM
0.24

12:19AM
0.23




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)
1012--1-1132865116108256254-
High °C
1818171617161516151617171617171516141517171615
Low °C
1617171516151416151516171616161516141416151515
Chill °C (?)
1818161616151414121415151415151315121416161514
Sunrise
-6:35--6:33--6:33--6:31--6:31--6:30--6:28---
Sunset
--8:29--8:30--8:30--8:30--8:31--8:32--8:34--
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 62mm), heaviest during Sat night. Cool air temperatures (max 18°C on Wed night, min 14°C on Fri night). Winds increasing (calm on Thu night, strong winds from the SSE by Sat afternoon).Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 64mm), heaviest during Mon afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 17°C on Sun afternoon, min 14°C on Tue afternoon). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the SSW on Sun afternoon, light winds from the WNW by Thu 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.

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