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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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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Zavial (calm at Vilamoura 67 km from Zavial). no significant swell
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Zavial Surf Forecast / Algarve / Portugal

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Thursday 17 Jan 2019 WET

Zavial surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's Zavial sea temperature is 16.6 °C (Statistics for 17 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 16.3 max: 17.1 min: 15.4 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.7
WNW
1.3
NW
1.6
NW
1.5
NW
0.3
WNW
1.5
WNW
1.3
WNW
2.2
WNW
1.4
WNW
3
NW
2.3
NW
1.8
NW
1.6
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0.8
NW
0.4
WNW
0.4
WNW
1.7
NW
1.5
NW
0.3
WNW
2.5
NW
1.6
NW
3
NW
2.5
NNW
Period(s) (?)1191312181115913121211101710108181115141312
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)1030006453371171162000000333100250000
Wind
(km/h)
25
NNW
20
N
15
N
20
NNW
30
W
25
WNW
35
W
30
WNW
40
NNW
35
NNW
35
N
25
N
25
NNW
20
N
25
N
35
NNW
35
N
30
N
35
NNW
35
NW
40
NW
50
NNW
40
N
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
offcross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
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High Tide
/ height (m)

11:30PM
2.46
11:56AM
2.51

12:24AM
2.70

12:49PM
2.70
1:13AM
2.92

1:39PM
2.87
2:00AM
3.11

2:27PM
2.97
2:46AM
3.24

3:14PM
3.00

3:33AM
3.28
4:01PM
2.95

4:19AM
3.22
4:49PM
2.84

Low Tide
/ height (m)
5:12PM
0.59

5:45AM
0.55

6:08PM
0.41
6:39AM
0.31

6:58PM
0.23
7:29AM
0.09

7:46PM
0.08
8:17AM
-0.09

8:32PM
-0.02
9:05AM
-0.18

9:18PM
-0.05
9:52AM
-0.17

10:04PM
0.00
10:40AM
-0.08

10:51PM
0.13

Note: the tide data above is for Salema which is 5 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Zavial.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Zavial blow from the NW.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
1111101013151313101110101111910101110111187
Sunrise
--7:46--7:46--7:45--7:45--7:43--7:43--7:43--
Sunset
5:44--5:45--5:45--5:46--5:47--5:49--5:50--5:51-
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 11mm), heaviest on Sat afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 16°C on Sat morning, min 10°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (light winds from the WNW on Fri night, strong winds from the NNW by Sun morning).Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Wed night. Cool air temperatures (max 14°C on Wed night, min 10°C on Mon morning). Winds increasing (light winds from the N on Mon night, near gales from the NNW by Thu afternoon).

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Information about the Zavial Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Zavial provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Zavial can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Zavial surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Zavial) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Zavial may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Zavial is 19 km (12 miles) from Lagos. If you plan a holiday in The Algarve, look for hotels and other accommodation in Lagos. Lagos has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.