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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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Great day in Arrifana photo


Photo credit: Nebil

Amoreira, Arrifana photo


Photo credit: Nuno Rebelo

Arrifana Beachbreak photo


Photo credit: Rapha

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Type: beach and reef

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.4 °C

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Tuesday, 18 December 2018, 10:25 Local time
Tuesday 18
Wave (m) 2.0
Period (s) 13 16 15 15
Wind (km/h) 20
SSE 25
SSW 20
SW 20
Wind State cross-
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Arrifana in South Portugal is a fairly exposed beach and reef break that has consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Ideal winds are from the northeast with some shelter here from north winds. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights and there is also a right hand reef break.. Good surf at all stages of the tide. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Watch out for rocks.

Portugal wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Amoreira, 7 km from Arrifana.

IS AT (local time)

Arrifana Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Castelo Aljezur wx, 2 km from Arrifana.

light winds from the SE

Partly Cloudy
Air temperature
13.4 °C

Current weather near Arrifana

Buoy Data:

At Bóia de Sines, 44 miles from Arrifana.

  6AM 7AM 8AM 9AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.99
Dominant period (s) 14.1 14.1 14.1 14.1

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Overall Arrifana Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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Tide stations nearest to Arrifana:

  • Closest tide station
    17 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    19 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    21 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    37 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    45 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Arrifana:

  • Closest city location
    21 mi
  • Second closest city location
    53 mi
  • Third closest city location
    55 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    60 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    74 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to Arrifana is Faro Airport (FAO) in Acores, which is 86 km (53 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Arrifana is Lisboa (Lisbon) Airport (LIS) in Portugal, 167 km (104 miles) away.
Arrifana break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Arrifana, Algarve. Use the tab navigation above to view Arrifana sea temperature, Arrifana photographs, Arrifana detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Arrifana webcams, current wind from Algarve live weather stations and Arrifana tide predictions. The Portugal swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Portugal and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Portugal wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Arrifana.