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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 N at Vales wx 2 km from Arrifana). no significant swell
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Light
8 km/h
N
Clean
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Arrifana Surf Forecast / Algarve / Portugal

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Thursday 17 Jan 2019 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 15.7 °C (Statistics for 17 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 16.1 max: 17.0 min: 15.2 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.4
NW
1.9
NW
2.1
NW
1.9
NW
1.8
NW
1.4
NW
1.6
NW
2.5
WNW
3
NW
3.5
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3
NW
2.4
NNW
2.2
NW
1.3
NW
1.6
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1.4
NW
2.5
NNW
2.4
NW
4
NNW
4
NW
4
NW
4.5
NNW
4
NNW
Period(s) (?)891312111614912121110101615148181615141312
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)250565140810957948831016113327192926215310289868751034776819360085256839632665874287
Wind
(km/h)
20
NNW
15
NNE
10
NNE
15
NNW
25
WNW
20
WNW
30
W
25
NW
35
NNW
35
NNW
25
N
20
N
20
NNW
15
N
25
N
30
NNW
30
N
25
N
30
NNW
35
NW
40
NW
45
NNW
35
N
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

11:35PM
2.44
12:00PM
2.49

12:28AM
2.67

12:54PM
2.68
1:18AM
2.89

1:44PM
2.84
2:05AM
3.08

2:32PM
2.94
2:51AM
3.21

3:19PM
2.97

3:38AM
3.25
4:06PM
2.93

4:24AM
3.19
4:54PM
2.81

Low Tide
/ height (m)
5:17PM
0.58

5:49AM
0.54

6:13PM
0.40
6:44AM
0.30

7:03PM
0.22
7:34AM
0.08

7:51PM
0.07
8:22AM
-0.09

8:37PM
-0.03
9:10AM
-0.19

9:23PM
-0.06
9:57AM
-0.19

10:09PM
-0.01
10:45AM
-0.09

10:56PM
0.11

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
1312121215151515131412121312121312131313141210
Low °C
139912121515131214109121010121111131313119
Chill °C (?)
11101010131413131012910111091091110101186
Sunrise
--7:47--7:46--7:46--7:45--7:45--7:43--7:43--
Sunset
5:43--5:44--5:45--5:46--5:47--5:49--5:50--5:51-
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 16mm), heaviest on Sat afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 15°C on Fri night, min 9°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (light winds from the NNE on Fri morning, fresh winds from the N by Sun morning).Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Thu morning. Cool air temperatures (max 14°C on Thu morning, min 9°C on Mon morning). Winds increasing (light winds from the N on Mon night, strong winds from the NNW by Thu afternoon).

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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.