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Faja da Areia ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.3
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

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Faja da Areia Spot ID

a surfear en san vicente, isla de madeira, Faja da Areia photo

Faja da Areia

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bodyboard san vicente, Faja da Areia photo

Faja da Areia

Photo credit: jose luis goncalves

san vicente, Faja da Areia photo

Faja da Areia

Photo credit: jose luis goncalves

san vicente waves right, Faja da Areia photo

Faja da Areia

Photo credit: jose luis goncalves

san vicente waves left, Faja da Areia photo

Faja da Areia

Photo credit: jose luis goncalves

Type: point

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell NNW | Wind S

Sea Temperature Today is: 18.1 °C

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Monday, 27 April 2015, 06:37 Local time
Monday 27
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Wave (m) 1.0
NNW
1.0
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1.0
NNW
1.0
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Period (s) 9 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 15
NNE 10
NNE 10
NNE 10
NNE
Wind State on cross-
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Faja da Areia in Madeira is an exposed beach break that has inconsistent surf. Autumn and winter are the optimum times of year for waves. Offshore winds blow from the south. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the north northwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around mid tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

Portugal wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Sao Vicente, 1 km from Faja da Areia.

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Faja da Areia Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Funchal, 16 km from Faja da Areia.

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Current weather near Faja da Areia

Overall Faja da Areia Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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Also see Faja da Areia surf quality by seasonand Faja da Areia surf quality by month.

Faja da Areia Location Maps

Faja da Areia Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Faja da Areia:

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Wave buoys nearest to Faja da Areia:

Tide stations nearest to Faja da Areia:

  • Closest tide station
    Sao Vicente
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Santana
    10 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Ribeira Brava
    11 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Camara de Lobos
    13 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Funchal
    14 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Faja da Areia:

  • Closest ski area
    Oukaimeden (Morocco)
    548 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Michlifen (Morocco)
    692 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Serra da Estrela (Portugal)
    745 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Sierra de Bejar-La Covatilla (Spain)
    818 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Sierra Nevada (Spain)
    830 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Faja da Areia:

  • Closest city location
    Camara de Lobos (Portugal)
    13 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Funchal (Portugal)
    15 mi
  • Third closest city location
    La Laguna (Spain)
    302 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Spain)
    303 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Puerto de la Cruz (Spain)
    305 mi

Airports

  • The nearest passenger airport to Faja da Areia is Porto Santo Airport (PXO) in Madeira, which is 72 km (45 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Faja da Areia is La Palma (Santa Cruz De La Palma) Airport (SPC) in Spain, 470 km (292 miles) away.
Faja da Areia break location map and break info

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