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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: 15.4 °C

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Tuesday, 23 January 2018, 15:44 Local time
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Wave (m) -
Period (s) - - - -
Wind (km/h) 15
NNW 15
NNW 15
N 15
Wind State off off off off

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Salema in The Algarveis a sandbar break that only works once in a while. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the north northwest. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the south. The sandbar breaks offer lefts and rights. An uncrowded break, even when it is working. Beware of - Urchins - Rocks.

Portugal wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

At Salema (0 km).

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Salema Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Rua Maria Jose Rijo Luz wx, 5 km from Salema.


Air temperature
14.4 °C

Current weather near Salema

Overall Salema Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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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.


 23rd Jan 2018 09:31:41 AM UTC: FOLLOWING ALASKA MAGNITUDE 8.2 EQ.
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