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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 Surf Forecast / Algarve / Portugal

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Wednesday 17 Jan 2018 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 15.4 °C (Statistics for 17 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 16.3 max: 17.1 min: 15.4 °C)

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0
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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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0.8
WNW
1.2
E
0.7
SE
0.7
SE
0.4
SE

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0.2
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0.1
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1.5
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1.7
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1.5
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1.2
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1.7
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1.5
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Period(s) (?)-115887-1212--2-1018414141414121413
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)01467757601201530000933396177912048254001093737
Wind
(km/h)
30
N
25
NNE
15
NNE
15
NNW
30
N
30
N
20
N
15
NNE
15
NNE
15
NNW
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N
20
NNE
10
NNW
15
NNE
10
NE
5
WNW
10
NNE
10
E
10
SE
15
E
15
SE
10
SSW
10
NW
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
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glasscross-
off
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oncross-
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oncross-
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off
High Tide
/ height (m)

2:51AM
2.81

3:09PM
2.61

3:24AM
2.82
3:42PM
2.58

3:57AM
2.79
4:15PM
2.54

4:30AM
2.73
4:51PM
2.47

5:06AM
2.64
5:30PM
2.40

5:47AM
2.54

6:16PM
2.31
6:37AM
2.42

7:15PM
2.25
Low Tide
/ height (m)

8:39PM
0.34
9:05AM
0.29

9:12PM
0.33
9:39AM
0.29

9:44PM
0.35
10:12AM
0.33

10:18PM
0.41
10:46AM
0.40

10:52PM
0.49
11:24AM
0.47

11:33PM
0.59

12:08PM
0.56
12:21AM
0.69

1:01PM
0.64

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
1514141614141615141616141716161818171717161615
Low °C
1412131512121613131612131616161817161715151515
Chill °C (?)
1312141512121514131515131715161818171717151615
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: Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 16°C on Thu afternoon, min 12°C on Wed night). Mainly fresh winds.Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 18°C on Mon afternoon, min 13°C on Sun morning). Wind will be generally light.

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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.