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Martinhal ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.6

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Martinhal Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.3 °C

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Tuesday, 19 March 2019, 14:47 Local time
Tuesday 19Wed
Wave (m) 1.1
Period (s) 11 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 10
NNW 15
N 20
NNE 20
Wind State off cross-

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Martinhal in The Algarve is a sheltered beach break that has unreliable waves. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. 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 southwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. It's sometimes crowded here.

Portugal wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Beliche, 5 km from Martinhal.

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Martinhal Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Sagres, 3 km from Martinhal.


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Air temperature
18.4 °C

Current weather near Martinhal

Buoy Data:

At Bóia de Faro Costeira, 57 miles from Martinhal.

  11AM 12PM 1PM 2PM
Data Age 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr 0 hr
Wave height (m) 0.39
Dominant period (s) 10.9 9.4 9.4 11.7

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Overall Martinhal Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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Tide stations nearest to Martinhal:

  • Closest tide station
    16 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    20 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    23 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    38 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    46 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Martinhal:

  • Closest city location
    23 mi
  • Second closest city location
    53 mi
  • Third closest city location
    55 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    60 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    90 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to Martinhal is Faro Airport (FAO) in Acores, which is 85 km (53 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Martinhal is Lisboa (Lisbon) Airport (LIS) in Portugal, 197 km (122 miles) away.
Martinhal break location map and break info

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