Tonel Spot ID
Type: beach and point
Reliability: fairly consistent
Best: Swell W | Wind E
Sea Temperature Today is: 16.8 °C
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.
Overall Tonel Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April
This chart shows the variation of swells directed at Tonel through a typical April. It ... (show all text)
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- 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.
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.