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Ilha de Tavira ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.8
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.3
Crowds: 2.8

Overall: 3.4

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Ilha de Tavira Spot ID

Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.2 °C

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Thursday, 17 January 2019, 20:07 Local time
ThuFriday 18
Wave (m) 0.1
Period (s) 4 4 - -
Wind (km/h) 15
N 15
N 15
N 15
Wind State cross-

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Ilha de Tavira in The Algarve is an exposed beach break that does not work very often. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Works best in offshore winds from the northwest. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Best around mid tide when the tide is falling. When it's working here, it can get crowded.

Portugal wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Tavira, 3 km from Ilha de Tavira.

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Ilha de Tavira Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Faro Airport, 32 km from Ilha de Tavira.

light winds from the N

Air temperature
11 °C

Current weather near Ilha de Tavira

Buoy Data:

At Bóia de Faro Costeira, 21 miles from Ilha de Tavira.

  4PM 5PM 6PM 7PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.36
Dominant period (s) 12.5 12.5 11.7 10.9

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Overall Ilha de Tavira Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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Town and city forecasts close to Ilha de Tavira:

  • Closest city location
    13 mi
  • Second closest city location
    18 mi
  • Third closest city location
    21 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Lepe (Spain)
    25 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Huelva (Spain)
    39 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Ilha de Tavira is Faro Airport (FAO) in Acores, 32 km (20 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Ilha de Tavira is Jerez Airport (XRY) in Spain, 145 km (90 miles) away.
  • Third is Sevilla Airport (SVQ) in Spain, 157 km (98 miles) away.
  • Moron Ab (Sevilla) Airport (OZP) in Spain is 178 km (111 miles) away.
  • Talavera La Real (Badajoz) Airport (BJZ), also in Spain is the fifth nearest airport to Ilha de Tavira and is 210 km (130 miles) away.
Ilha de Tavira break location map and break info

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