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Alfagar Surf Guide

Alfagar in The Algarve is an exposed reef break that has unreliable waves. The best wind direction is from the north. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded. Beware of - Urchins - Rocks - Man-made danger (buoys etc.) - Localism.

Alfagar Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
17.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Alfagar:

The best conditions reported for surf at Alfagar occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Alfagar (for consistent clean waves)?

aprilBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Alfagar with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 9% of the time in April while 12% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 79% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
9%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
12%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
79%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Alfagar Location Map

Interactive Alfagar surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The nearest passenger airport to Alfagar is Faro Airport (FAO) in Acores, which is 23 km (14 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Alfagar is Jerez Airport (XRY) in Spain, 195 km (121 miles) away.

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Alfagar Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 8 May 2021, 12:17 Local Time
Saturday 08
10AM1PM4PM7PM
Wave (m) 0.9
WNW
0.9
WNW
0.8
WNW
0.8
WNW
Period (s) 12 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 5
SSE 15
SSW 20
WSW 25
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Wind State glass on cross-
on
cross

Swell History at Alfagar

Surf stats for Alfagar, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Alfagar

Wind stats for Alfagar, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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