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Zavial ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Zavial Spot ID

Zavial beach photo


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beautifull day, Zavial photo


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Type: point

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SSW | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.7 °C

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Wednesday, 19 June 2019, 09:47 Local time
Wednesday 19
Wave (m) 1.7
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 10
SSW 10
WSW 15
W 15
Wind State cross cross-

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Zavial in Algarve is a fairly exposed beach break that only works once in a while. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Ideal winds are from the northwest. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south southwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Best around mid tide. Rarely crowded here. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

Portugal wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Salema, 5 km from Zavial.

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Zavial Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Sagres, 8 km from Zavial.


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Air temperature
18.4 °C

Current weather near Zavial

Overall Zavial Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in June

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Tide stations nearest to Zavial:

  • Closest tide station
    12 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    17 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    20 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    35 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    43 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Zavial:

  • Closest city location
    20 mi
  • Second closest city location
    50 mi
  • Third closest city location
    52 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    57 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    87 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to Zavial is Faro Airport (FAO) in Acores, which is 81 km (50 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Zavial is Lisboa (Lisbon) Airport (LIS) in Portugal, 194 km (120 miles) away.
Zavial break location map and break info

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