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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 glassy conditions at Arrifana (calm at Vales wx 2 km from Arrifana). no significant swell
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Actual: 16 min ago

Calm
5 km/h
NNE
Glassy
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Arrifana Surf Forecast / Algarve / Portugal

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Wednesday 13 Dec 2017 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 17.2 °C (Statistics for 13 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 17.4 max: 18.4 min: 16.7 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2
NW
1.6
NW
1.2
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1.7
NW
3
NW
3
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3
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3
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2.5
NNW
2.5
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1.9
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1.7
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1.3
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1.1
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0.9
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1
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1.2
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1.2
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1.1
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1
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1.4
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1.5
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1.5
WNW
Period(s) (?)1212181617161615141413121211151414141313131413
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)118278694215484536458645294590306624511207774475297381437529490402317722829817
Wind
(km/h)
5
W
5
NNE
5
SSW
10
NW
10
WNW
15
WNW
20
WNW
25
N
20
NNE
20
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15
NNE
15
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15
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15
ENE
10
ENE
5
NE
10
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15
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5
NE
10
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10
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5
NNE
10
NE
Wind State(?)glassglassglasscrosscrosscrosscrosscross-
off
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off
offoffoffcross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

11:34PM
2.37
11:51AM
2.41

12:18AM
2.48

12:34PM
2.47
12:56AM
2.58

1:12PM
2.52
1:31AM
2.66

1:48PM
2.56
2:04AM
2.71

2:23PM
2.58
2:37AM
2.74

2:57PM
2.56

3:11AM
2.73
3:31PM
2.51

Low Tide
/ height (m)
5:20PM
0.57

5:43AM
0.63

6:04PM
0.51
6:28AM
0.53

6:43PM
0.45
7:06AM
0.44

7:18PM
0.39
7:42AM
0.36

7:52PM
0.35
8:17AM
0.31

8:26PM
0.34
8:52AM
0.30

8:59PM
0.36
9:26AM
0.33

9:33PM
0.40

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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rain showers
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Summary
clearclearclearsome cloudsrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
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High °C
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Low °C
141314171616161010149914991310101412131614
Chill °C (?)
1414171717161611101411121410121411121512141614
Sunrise
--7:41--7:41--7:41--7:43--7:43--7:43--7:45--
Sunset
5:17--5:17--5:19--5:19--5:19--5:20--5:20--5:20-
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Thu night. Cool air temperatures (max 17°C on Thu morning, min 9°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 16°C on Wed afternoon, min 9°C on Sun morning). 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.