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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

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Arrifana Surf Forecast / Algarve / Portugal

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 pm Friday 22 May 2015 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 17.6 °C (Statistics for 22 May 1981-2005 - mean: 18.0 max: 19.1 min: 16.9 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)998998998998988129101010999
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)424535534386508501421316219313270184170150153407129212168161130135170
Wind
(km/h)
10 NNE10
45 NNW45
35 N35
5 NE5
45 NW45
30 N30
15 SSE15
25 SW25
15 NW15
10 S10
15 SW15
5 W5
10 WSW10
25 W25
15 N15
5 SSE5
20 SW20
5 E5
15 SE15
15 S15
10 NE10
0 WSW0
20 WNW20
Wind State(?)cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

6:13PM
2.61

6:41AM
2.29
7:00PM
2.43

7:33AM
2.13

7:54PM
2.28
8:33AM
2.03

8:57PM
2.18
9:41AM
2.00

10:03PM
2.14
10:48AM
2.04

11:06PM
2.17
11:45AM
2.15

12:00AM
2.25
12:31PM
2.28

Low Tide
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11:57AM
0.49

12:33AM
0.49
12:42PM
0.66

1:25AM
0.65

1:34PM
0.82
2:22AM
0.78

2:36PM
0.93
3:28AM
0.84

3:46PM
0.97

4:33AM
0.84
4:52PM
0.93

5:29AM
0.77
5:50PM
0.83

6:17AM
0.67
6:38PM
0.70

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 (?)
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Sunrise
6:20--6:20--6:20--6:20--6:18--6:18--6:18--6:16-
Sunset
-20:42--20:43--20:44--20:45--20:45--20:45--20:46--20:47
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Sun afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 23°C on Fri morning, min 17°C on Sun night). Winds decreasing (near gales from the NNW on Fri afternoon, calm by Sat morning).Long Range Forecast:Moderate rain (total 15mm), heaviest on Thu afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 25°C on Wed morning, min 18°C on Fri afternoon). 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 South, 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.