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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 (calm at Benafim 67 km from Arrifana). 2.1m 15 s period swell from WNW
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Arrifana Surf Forecast / Algarve / Portugal

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Thursday 15 Nov 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 16.3 °C (Statistics for 15 Nov 1981-2005 - mean: 18.7 max: 20.3 min: 17.5 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.7
WNW
2.3
WNW
2.5
WNW
3
WNW
2.1
WNW
1.6
WNW
2.4
WNW
5.5
WNW
5.5
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5.5
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4.5
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4
WNW
3.5
WNW
2.5
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2.1
WNW
2.5
WNW
3
WNW
3
WNW
3
WNW
2.3
WNW
2.1
WNW
2.3
WNW
2.3
W
Period(s) (?)1214141414132119191817161514131615141313121212
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)8002089280730831672824502621971214701858211436771054572904151031924153363327781693120513661581
Wind
(km/h)
20
SSE
15
E
15
ESE
15
SSE
20
SE
30
SSE
30
SSE
20
W
5
WNW
10
NW
15
N
15
N
15
NW
5
NNW
5
NNW
15
WNW
20
NNW
15
N
10
NW
20
SSW
20
W
20
WSW
15
NW
Wind State(?)crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
crosscrosscrosscross-
on
glasscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
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crosscross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

8:14PM
1.88
8:40AM
2.06

9:33PM
1.93
9:52AM
2.12

10:35PM
2.06
10:48AM
2.25

11:22PM
2.24
11:33AM
2.41

12:02AM
2.43

12:14PM
2.57
12:39AM
2.61

12:53PM
2.72
1:16AM
2.78

1:32PM
2.83

Low Tide
/ height (m)

2:15AM
1.07

3:16PM
0.93

3:34AM
1.02
4:20PM
0.83

4:36AM
0.89
5:09PM
0.67

5:25AM
0.72
5:50PM
0.50

6:06AM
0.54

6:28PM
0.33
6:45AM
0.36

7:05PM
0.19
7:24AM
0.21

7:42PM
0.09

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
1916192017181817161615161614161615151514141414
Low °C
1716171716181715151514141413141513141413131313
Chill °C (?)
1915192016171716161614161514161514141413121212
Sunrise
--7:15--7:16--7:16--7:18--7:18--7:20--7:20--
Sunset
5:24--5:23--5:22--5:22--5:22--5:21--5:21--5:20-
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 52mm), heaviest during Sat night. Warm air temperatures (max 20°C on Fri afternoon, min 14°C on Sun night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SSE on Sat morning, calm by Sun morning).Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 30mm), heaviest during Wed night. Cool air temperatures (max 16°C on Mon morning, min 13°C on Mon night). 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 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.