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Salema ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 3.0

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Salema Spot ID

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Type: sandbar

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell S | Wind NNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.6 °C

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Sunday, 24 March 2019, 05:25 Local time
Sunday 24
Wave (m) 3.0
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 20
E 20
ENE 20
ENE 20
Wind State cross cross cross cross-

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Salema in The Algarve is a sandbar break that only works once in a while. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the north northwest. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the south. The sandbar breaks offer lefts and rights. The location means that it never gets crowded. Watch out for - Urchins - Rocks.

Portugal wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

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Salema Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Sagres, 13 km from Salema.


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Air temperature
12.8 °C

Current weather near Salema

Buoy Data:

At Bóia de Faro Costeira, 52 miles from Salema.

  1AM 2AM 3AM 4AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 2.33
Dominant period (s) 9.4 9.4 10.2 10.2

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Overall Salema Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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Salema Location Map

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Tide stations nearest to Salema:

  • Closest tide station
    9 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    14 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    17 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    32 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    40 mi
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Ski Resorts closest to Salema:

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Town and city forecasts close to Salema:

  • Closest city location
    17 mi
  • Second closest city location
    47 mi
  • Third closest city location
    50 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    55 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    84 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to Salema is Faro Airport (FAO) in Acores, which is 76 km (47 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Salema is Lisboa (Lisbon) Airport (LIS) in Portugal, 193 km (120 miles) away.
Salema break location map and break info

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