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Luz ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.5
Consistency of Surf: 1.5
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 1.6

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Luz Spot ID

Small Day, Luz photo

Luz

Photo credit: Jiry van Nieuwburg

Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SSE | Wind NNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 19.8 °C

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Tuesday, 23 October 2018, 05:46 Local time
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Wave (m) 0.3
ESE
0.2
ESE
0.4
SE
0.4
SE
Period (s) 3 4 4 3
Wind (km/h) 10
E 10
E 15
E 15
SE
Wind State cross cross cross-
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Luz in The Algarve is a quite exposed beach break that has inconsistent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the north northwest. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the best swell direction is from the south southeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around high tide. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Take care of - Rips / undertow - Man-made danger (buoys etc.) - Localism.

Portugal wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Lagos, Portugal, 5 km from Luz.

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Luz Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Sagres, 22 km from Luz.

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Air temperature
17.5 °C

Current weather near Luz

Buoy Data:

At Bóia de Faro Costeira, 47 miles from Luz.

  1AM 2AM 3AM 4AM
Data Age 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr 0 hr
Wave height (m) 0.49
0.49
0.49
0.49
Dominant period (s) 8.6 8.6 8.6 8.6

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Overall Luz Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

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Luz Location Maps

Luz Location Map

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Wave buoys nearest to Luz:

Tide stations nearest to Luz:

  • Closest tide station
    3 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    8 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    11 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    26 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    35 mi
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Ski Resorts closest to Luz:

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Town and city forecasts close to Luz:

  • Closest city location
    11 mi
  • Second closest city location
    42 mi
  • Third closest city location
    44 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    49 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    80 mi

Airports

  • The nearest passenger airport to Luz is Faro Airport (FAO) in Acores, which is 68 km (42 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Luz is Lisboa (Lisbon) Airport (LIS) in Portugal, 192 km (119 miles) away.
Luz break location map and break info

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