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Carcavelos ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 2.9
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.8
Crowds: 2.3

Overall: 3.5

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Carcavelos Spot ID

late afternoon on the beach of Carcavelos.  photo


Photo credit: David Tavares

Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.5 °C

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Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 02:31 Local time
Wednesday 12
Wave (m) 1.5
Period (s) 14 19 18 17
Wind (km/h) 5
N 0
E 5
SW 10
Wind State glass glass glass cross-

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Carcavelos in Lisbon is an exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the north. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the west. The beach break provides left and right handers. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Often Crowded. Pollution may be a hazard at this break.

Portugal wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Sao Domingos de Rana, 3 km from Carcavelos.

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Carcavelos Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Oeiras, 2 km from Carcavelos.


Air temperature
10 °C

Current weather near Carcavelos

Buoy Data:

At Bóia de Sines, 56 miles from Carcavelos.

  10PM 11PM 12AM 1AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.91
Dominant period (s) 14.1 14.1 13.3 13.3

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Overall Carcavelos Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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  • The nearest passenger airport to Carcavelos is Lisboa (Lisbon) Airport (LIS) in Portugal, which is 20 km (12 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Carcavelos is Talavera La Real (Badajoz) Airport (BJZ) in Spain, 219 km (136 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Carcavelos, Lisboa. Use the tab navigation above to view Carcavelos sea temperature, Carcavelos photographs, Carcavelos detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Carcavelos webcams, current wind from Lisboa live weather stations and Carcavelos 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 Carcavelos.