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Vale do Lobo ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.8

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Vale do Lobo

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell WSW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.3 °C

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Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 05:25 Local time
Wednesday 21
Wave (m) 1.6
Period (s) 16 16 15 15
Wind (km/h) 15
W 10
W 10
W 15
Wind State cross-

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Vale do Lobo in The Algarve is an exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf. Works best in offshore winds from the northeast and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west southwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around mid tide. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get 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 Quarteira, 4 km from Vale do Lobo.

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Vale do Lobo Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Faro, 10 km from Vale do Lobo.

light winds from the E

no report
Air temperature
22.9 °C

Current weather near Vale do Lobo

Buoy Data:

At Bóia de Faro Costeira, 14 miles from Vale do Lobo.

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Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
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Overall Vale do Lobo Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November

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Town and city forecasts close to Vale do Lobo:

  • Closest city location
    6 mi
  • Second closest city location
    8 mi
  • Third closest city location
    13 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    27 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Lepe (Spain)
    50 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Vale do Lobo is Faro Airport (FAO) in Acores, which is 10 km (6 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Vale do Lobo is Jerez Airport (XRY) in Spain, 181 km (112 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Sevilla Airport (SVQ), also in Spain, 197 km (122 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Vale do Lobo, Algarve. Use the tab navigation above to view Vale do Lobo sea temperature, Vale do Lobo photographs, Vale do Lobo detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Vale do Lobo webcams, current wind from Algarve live weather stations and Vale do Lobo 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 Vale do Lobo.