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Cavalos de Fao ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 4.5

Overall: 3.1

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Cavalos de Fao

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.7 °C

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Monday, 24 September 2018, 00:25 Local time
SunMonday 24
Wave (m) 1.6
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 20
N 15
N 10
NNE 10
Wind State cross cross cross-

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Cavalos de Fao in Douro and Minho is a reef break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Ideal winds are from the east. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. Good surf at all stages of the tide. An uncrowded break, even when it is working. Take care of - Urchins - Rips / undertow - Rocks.

Portugal wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Esposende, 3 km from Cavalos de Fao.

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Cavalos de Fao Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Viana DO Castelo -Chafe, 14 km from Cavalos de Fao.


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Air temperature
19.0 °C

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Buoy Data:

At Bóia de Leixões, 16 miles from Cavalos de Fao.

  7PM 8PM 9PM 10PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.77
Dominant period (s) 10.9 10.2 9.4 10.9

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Overall Cavalos de Fao Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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Town and city forecasts close to Cavalos de Fao:


  • The closest passenger airport to Cavalos de Fao is Porto Airport (OPO) in Acores, 30 km (19 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Cavalos de Fao is Vigo Airport (VGO) in Spain, 82 km (51 miles) away.
  • Third is Vila Real Airport (VRL) in Acores, 93 km (58 miles) away.
  • Santiago Airport (SCQ) in Spain is 158 km (98 miles) away.
  • Braganca Airport (BGC) in Acores is the fifth nearest airport to Cavalos de Fao and is 178 km (111 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Cavalos de Fao, Douro & Minho. Use the tab navigation above to view Cavalos de Fao sea temperature, Cavalos de Fao photographs, Cavalos de Fao detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Cavalos de Fao webcams, current wind from Douro & Minho live weather stations and Cavalos de Fao 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 Cavalos de Fao.