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Praia da Rocha ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.3
Difficulty Level: 1.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 1.7

Overall: 3.1

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Praia da Rocha Spot ID

Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 20.2 °C

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Tuesday, 23 October 2018, 05:45 Local time
Tuesday 23
Wave (m) 0.3
Period (s) 3 4 4 3
Wind (km/h) 5
ENE 10
E 15
ESE 15
Wind State cross-
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Praia da Rocha in Algarve is a fairly exposed beach break that has unreliable waves. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the north. Windswells are much more typical than groudswells and the ideal wave direction is from the southwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Often Crowded. The crowds in the water make a gath helmet a good idea.

Portugal wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Portimao, 4 km from Praia da Rocha.

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Praia da Rocha Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Vilamoura, 35 km from Praia da Rocha.


Air temperature
18 °C

Current weather near Praia da Rocha

Buoy Data:

At Bóia de Faro Costeira, 37 miles from Praia da Rocha.

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

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Overall Praia da Rocha Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

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Praia da Rocha Location Map

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Tide stations nearest to Praia da Rocha:

  • Closest tide station
    2 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    5 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    9 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    14 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    23 mi
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Ski Resorts closest to Praia da Rocha:

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Town and city forecasts close to Praia da Rocha:

  • Closest city location
    2 mi
  • Second closest city location
    30 mi
  • Third closest city location
    33 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    38 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    72 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to Praia da Rocha is Faro Airport (FAO) in Acores, which is 49 km (30 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Praia da Rocha is Lisboa (Lisbon) Airport (LIS) in Portugal, 194 km (120 miles) away.
Praia da Rocha break location map and break info

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