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Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 19.2 °C

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Wednesday, 17 January 2018, 03:25 Local time
Wednesday 17
Wave (m) -
Period (s) - - - -
Wind (km/h) 25
NE 20
NE 20
NNE 25
Wind State off off off off

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Praia Formosa in Madeira is an exposed beach break that only works when conditions are just right. Autumn and winter are the best times of year for waves. Works best in offshore winds from the northeast with some shelter here from southeast winds. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Rocks are a hazard.

Azores Portugal wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Camara de Lobos, 2 km from Praia Formosa.

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Praia Formosa Tide Times and Tide Chart

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At Ajuda Funchal wx, 1 km from Praia Formosa.


Air temperature
16.4 °C

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Overall Praia Formosa Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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  • The nearest passenger airport to Praia Formosa is Porto Santo Airport (PXO) in Madeira, which is 74 km (46 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Praia Formosa is La Palma (Santa Cruz De La Palma) Airport (SPC) in Spain, 453 km (281 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Praia Formosa, Madeira. Use the tab navigation above to view Praia Formosa sea temperature, Praia Formosa photographs, Praia Formosa detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Praia Formosa webcams, current wind from Madeira live weather stations and Praia Formosa 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 Praia Formosa.