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Machico ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.8
Consistency of Surf: 1.6
Difficulty Level: 1.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.2
Crowds: 2.8

Overall: 3.3

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Machico Spot ID

Machico photo


Photo credit: Dan Henriksson

Machico photo


Photo credit: Dan Henriksson

Machico photo


Photo credit: Dan Henriksson

Machico photo


Photo credit: Dan Henriksson

Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 20.9 °C

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Thursday, 18 July 2019, 08:41 Local time
Thursday 18
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 7 7 7 7
Wind (km/h) 25
N 25
N 25
N 25
Wind State cross-

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Machico in Madeira is a quite exposed beach break that has unreliable waves. Autumn and winter are the best times of year for waves. The best wind direction is from the northwest. Windswells are much more typical than groudswells and the best wave direction is from the southeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Take care to avoid the rocks.

Azores Portugal wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Machico, 2 km from Machico.

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Machico Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Funchal/Madeira Airport, 2 km from Machico.

light winds from the N.(Wind varies from 300 to 050 degs)

Air temperature
20 °C

Current weather near Machico

Overall Machico Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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  • The nearest passenger airport to Machico is Porto Santo Airport (PXO) in Madeira, which is 55 km (34 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Machico is La Palma (Santa Cruz De La Palma) Airport (SPC) in Spain, 464 km (288 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Machico, Madeira. Use the tab navigation above to view Machico sea temperature, Machico photographs, Machico detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Machico webcams, current wind from Madeira live weather stations and Machico 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 Machico.