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Arrifana ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.9
Consistency of Surf: 3.9
Difficulty Level: 2.6
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.1
Crowds: 2.2

Overall: 3.3

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Arrifana Surf Forecast / Algarve / Portugal

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 pm Sunday 09 May 2021 WEST
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Arrifana surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Arrifana sea temperature is 16.6 °C (Statistics for 09 May 1981-2005 - mean: 17.2 max: 18.6 min: 16.1 °C)
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Arrifana surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Arrifana sea temperature is 16.6 °C (Statistics for 09 May 1981-2005 - mean: 17.2 max: 18.6 min: 16.1 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Arrifana (light winds from the W at Pedreneiras wx 24 km from Arrifana).

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24 km away, 1 h 47 min ago

Light
6 km/h
W
17.9
16.6
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Arrifana this week:

The surf forecast for Arrifana over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Sunday (May 09) at 7PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 3.0m and 14s period with a secondary swell of 1.6m and 14s. The wind is predicted to be cross-shore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Arrifana in the next 12 days are 3.0m 14s and forecast to arrive on Sunday (May 09) at 7PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-shore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.1m 5s period and expected on Sunday (May 16) at 7PM.

Wave TypeTime (WEST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 7PM (Sun 9th May)10ft (3.0m) 14s
Best Surf 4AM (Fri 14th May)8ft (2.4m) 12s
Most Powerful 7PM (Sun 9th May)10ft (3.0m) 14s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Arrifana over the next 12 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Sunday
09
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
024024423244214534422212222332211100
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T portugal.htsgw.metric.30.cc23
T portugal.htsgw.metric.54.cc23
T portugal.htsgw.metric.78.cc23
T portugal.htsgw.metric.102.cc23
T portugal.htsgw.metric.126.cc23
T portugal.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
T portugal.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
T portugal.htsgw.metric.198.cc23
T portugal.htsgw.metric.222.cc23
T portugal.htsgw.metric.246.cc23
T portugal.htsgw.metric.270.cc23
2.4
WNW
3
WNW
3
WNW
3
WNW
3
NW
2.5
NW
2.3
NW
2.1
NW
1.8
NW
1.8
NW
1.7
NNW
2.1
NW
1.6
NW
1.4
NW
2.1
NW
2.5
NW
2.5
NW
1.9
NW
1.7
WNW
1.2
WNW
1.6
NNW
1.2
NNW
0.9
WNW
0.9
WNW
0.9
WNW
1.1
NW
1
WNW
1.3
NW
1.2
NW
1.2
WNW
0.9
WNW
0.9
WNW
0.8
WNW
0.9
NW
0.9
NW
0.7
NW
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14911929316231842866213014881017773112773192845229411931745183991371334024622219117617622020031529226115114810816014896
25
WNW
25
WNW
15
WNW
25
W
25
WNW
20
NW
15
NW
15
WNW
15
WNW
20
W
25
NNW
20
NNW
15
NW
25
WNW
20
NNW
30
N
40
NNW
30
N
20
N
30
NNW
20
N
20
NNE
30
NNW
20
N
15
N
25
NNW
20
N
15
N
25
NNW
15
N
15
N
10
NW
10
N
10
NW
15
W
20
W
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscrosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrosscross-
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-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
2:12PM
2.56
2:23AM
2.64
2:42PM
2.65
2:55AM
2.66
3:12PM
2.70
3:27AM
2.65
3:43PM
2.71
4:00AM
2.60
4:14PM
2.68
4:32AM
2.51
4:47PM
2.61
5:07AM
2.40
5:22PM
2.51
5:43AM
2.27
6:01PM
2.40
6:26AM
2.14
6:47PM
2.29
7:19AM
2.04
7:45PM
2.22
8:28AM
1.99
8:56PM
2.21
9:47AM
2.03
10:09PM
2.29
8:16PM
0.41
8:33AM
0.31
8:49PM
0.34
9:03AM
0.29
9:21PM
0.30
9:34AM
0.31
9:53PM
0.31
10:04AM
0.36
10:27PM
0.36
10:36AM
0.45
11:01PM
0.45
11:09AM
0.55
11:38PM
0.56
11:45AM
0.67
12:20AM
0.69
12:28PM
0.78
1:11AM
0.79
1:22PM
0.88
2:16AM
0.84
2:31PM
0.93
3:31AM
0.80
3:48PM
0.90

Note: the tide data above is for Amoreira which is 7 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Arrifana.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Arrifana blow from the NE

Sunday
09
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
clear
rain showers
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
clear
risk thund- dersome cloudsclearrain shwrsrain shwrsclearclearclearclearrain shwrsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudscloudyclear
7--22----1--------------------------
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161615151613151515161614161716161513171715212015222015232120262418212015
6:31--6:31--6:30--6:28--6:28--6:26--6:26--6:26--6:24--6:24--6:22--6:22--
-8:30--8:31--8:32--8:34--8:35--8:36--8:37--8:37--8:37--8:38--8:39--8:40-

Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 11mm), heaviest on Sun morning. Very mild (max 17°C on Sun morning, min 14°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Some drizzle, heaviest during Wed morning. Very mild (max 18°C on Thu afternoon, min 11°C on Fri night). Winds increasing (light winds from the NNW on Wed night, strong winds from the NNW by Fri afternoon).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 22°C on Mon morning, min 13°C on Sat night). Mainly fresh winds.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 26°C on Wed morning, min 16°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Arrifana Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Arrifana provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Arrifana can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Arrifana 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 (Arrifana) 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 Arrifana 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.

Arrifana is 27 km (17 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.