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Forte Novo ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.5
Accommodation: 5.0

Overall: 3.8

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Forte Novo Spot ID

Strong SW wind, Forte Novo photo

Forte Novo

Photo credit: Tom Andersen

Type: breakwater

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell WSW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 18.5 °C

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Saturday, 26 May 2018, 22:47 Local time
SatSunday 27
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 10
W 5
NW 5
NW 5
Wind State cross-
cross cross glass

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Forte Novo in The Algarve is an exposed breakwater break that has quite consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Works best in offshore winds from the northeast and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the west southwest. Waves at the breakwater are both lefts and rights. Best around low tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Take special care here if it gets very crowded.

Portugal wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Quarteira, 1 km from Forte Novo.

IS AT (local time)

Forte Novo Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Vilamoura, 5 km from Forte Novo.


Air temperature
18 °C

Current weather near Forte Novo

Overall Forte Novo Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May

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Forte Novo Location Maps

Forte Novo Location Map

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Town and city forecasts close to Forte Novo:

  • Closest city location
    7 mi
  • Second closest city location
    9 mi
  • Third closest city location
    14 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    25 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Lepe (Spain)
    51 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Forte Novo is Faro Airport (FAO) in Acores, which is 12 km (7 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Forte Novo is Jerez Airport (XRY) in Spain, 184 km (114 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Sevilla Airport (SVQ), also in Spain, 199 km (124 miles) away.
Forte Novo break location map and break info

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