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Carrapateira ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.7
Consistency of Surf: 3.7
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 3.8

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Carrapateira Spot ID

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Type: river

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 14.8 °C

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Thursday, 21 March 2019, 19:37 Local time
ThuFriday 22
Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 15 15 14 14
Wind (km/h) 5
N 5
E 10
ESE 10
Wind State cross-
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Carrapateira in South Portugal is an exposed river break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the southeast with some shelter here from south winds. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the northwest. Waves at the river break both left and right. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Take care to avoid the rocks.

Portugal wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

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Carrapateira Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Sagres, 23 km from Carrapateira.


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Air temperature
16.5 °C

Current weather near Carrapateira

Buoy Data:

At Bóia de Sines, 50 miles from Carrapateira.

  3PM 4PM 5PM 6PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.72
Dominant period (s) 16.4 18 15.6 17.2

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Overall Carrapateira Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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Carrapateira Location Map

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Tide stations nearest to Carrapateira:

  • Closest tide station
    15 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    18 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 Carrapateira:

  • 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
    80 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to Carrapateira is Faro Airport (FAO) in Acores, which is 86 km (53 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Carrapateira is Lisboa (Lisbon) Airport (LIS) in Portugal, 177 km (110 miles) away.
Carrapateira break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Carrapateira, Algarve. Use the tab navigation above to view Carrapateira sea temperature, Carrapateira photographs, Carrapateira detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Carrapateira webcams, current wind from Algarve live weather stations and Carrapateira 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 Carrapateira.