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Alvor ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.5
Accommodation: 5.0

Overall: 3.5

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Alvor Surf Guide

Alvor in The Algarve is a fairly exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the north. Windswells are much more typical than groudswells and the ideal wave angle is from the southwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Best around high tide. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for dangerous rips.

Alvor Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
15.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Alvor:

The best conditions reported for surf at Alvor 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 Alvor (for consistent clean waves)?

octoberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Alvor with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of October. Clean surfable waves are typically found 1% of the time in October while 4% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 94% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
1%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
4%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
94%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Alvor Location Map

Interactive Alvor 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 Alvor is Faro Airport (FAO) in Acores, which is 57 km (35 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Alvor is Lisboa (Lisbon) Airport (LIS) in Portugal, 191 km (119 miles) away.

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Alvor Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 6 March 2021, 03:21 Local Time
Saturday 06
3AM6AM9AM12PM
Wave (m) 0.9
E
0.9
ESE
-
-
-
-
Period (s) 4 5 - -
Wind (km/h) 20
ENE 20
NE 15
NE 10
NE
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Alvor

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

Wind History at Alvor

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

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