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Tonel ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.3
Consistency of Surf: 4.3
Difficulty Level: 3.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 4.3

Overall: 4.4

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Tonel Spot ID

Offshore wind, Tonel photo


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Tonel photo


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tonel photo


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Type: beach and point

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.6 °C

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Tuesday, 26 March 2019, 20:37 Local time
TueWednesday 27
Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 13 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 35
E 45
E 55
E 50
Wind State off off off off

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Tonel in South Portugal is a reasonably exposed beach and point break that has quite consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Ideal winds are from the northeast. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the west northwest.Surfers ride left hand point. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Take care of the strong rips here.

Portugal wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Beliche, 4 km from Tonel.

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Tonel Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Sagres, 1 km from Tonel.


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Air temperature
16.6 °C

Current weather near Tonel

Buoy Data:

At Bóia de Faro Costeira, 58 miles from Tonel.

  4PM 5PM 6PM 7PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.96
Dominant period (s) 10.9 10.9 10.9 9.4

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Overall Tonel Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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Tonel Location Map

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Tide stations nearest to Tonel:

  • Closest tide station
    17 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    22 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    24 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    39 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    47 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Tonel:

  • Closest city location
    24 mi
  • Second closest city location
    54 mi
  • Third closest city location
    57 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    62 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    92 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to Tonel is Faro Airport (FAO) in Acores, which is 87 km (54 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Tonel is Lisboa (Lisbon) Airport (LIS) in Portugal, 198 km (123 miles) away.
Tonel break location map and break info

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