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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

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 am Friday 26 Feb 2021 WET
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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 14.7 °C (Statistics for 26 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 15.7 max: 17.0 min: 14.8 °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 14.7 °C (Statistics for 26 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 15.7 max: 17.0 min: 14.8 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Arrifana (calm at Sagres 33 km from Arrifana). 2.8m 13 s period swell from NW

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33 km away, 1 h 4 min ago

Calm
4 km/h
NE
12.3
14.7
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Arrifana this week:

The surf forecast for Arrifana over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Friday (Feb 26) at 9AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 2.5m and 13s period. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Arrifana in the next 7 days are 2.5m 16s and forecast to arrive on Saturday (Feb 27) at 3PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-shore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.3m 7s period and expected on Wednesday (Mar 03) at 3PM.

Wave TypeTime (WET) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 9AM (Fri 26th Feb)8ft (2.5m) 13s
Best Surf 9AM (Fri 26th Feb)8ft (2.5m) 13s
Most Powerful 3PM (Sat 27th Feb)8ft (2.5m) 16s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Arrifana over the next 7 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
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Fri
05
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
52354544434433444432334
T portugal.htsgw.metric.12.cc23
T portugal.htsgw.metric.36.cc23
T portugal.htsgw.metric.60.cc23
T portugal.htsgw.metric.84.cc23
T portugal.htsgw.metric.108.cc23
T portugal.htsgw.metric.132.cc23
T portugal.htsgw.metric.156.cc23
T portugal.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
2.5
NW
1.8
NW
1.5
NW
2
WNW
2.5
WNW
2.3
WNW
1.9
WNW
1.7
WNW
1.6
WNW
1.4
WNW
1.5
WNW
1.4
WNW
1.3
WNW
1.6
WNW
1.8
WNW
1.9
WNW
1.9
WNW
1.7
NW
1.4
NW
1.3
NW
1.4
NW
1.3
WNW
1.6
WNW
1312121716141413131214131313131313121111111013
2075100960422773040222813061013865594866690526919106911521108850530382447367850
15
ESE
15
SE
10
E
5
NE
10
NW
5
NNE
10
E
10
ESE
5
E
15
NE
10
NNW
5
NE
5
NE
5
NW
10
ENE
20
ESE
10
N
5
ESE
10
E
15
NW
10
NNW
15
N
15
NNW
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
offcrossglasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
offoffcrossoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
2:01PM
2.71
2:16AM
3.01
2:39PM
2.85
2:53AM
3.14
3:17PM
2.92
3:32AM
3.19
3:56PM
2.93
4:12AM
3.14
4:36PM
2.87
4:54AM
2.99
5:20PM
2.74
5:41AM
2.76
6:08PM
2.56
6:36AM
2.49
8:03PM
0.18
8:32AM
-0.01
8:41PM
0.04
9:10AM
-0.12
9:19PM
-0.02
9:48AM
-0.14
9:59PM
-0.02
10:28AM
-0.06
10:41PM
0.07
11:10AM
0.10
11:27PM
0.23
11:57AM
0.32
12:20AM
0.44

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

Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Fri
05
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
light rain
thunderstorm
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
light rainrisk thund- derrain shwrssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclearclearclearclearsome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclearclearclear
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1415141616141617141717151717161717161615141315
1315131515121415131416131416141416131414121315
1214131616141517141717141717161717161614141214
7:09--7:09--7:07--7:05--7:05--7:03--7:01--7:00-
-6:25--6:27--6:28--6:29--6:30--6:30--6:31--6:32

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 7mm), mostly falling on Fri morning. Cool air temperatures (max 17°C on Sun afternoon, min 12°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 17°C on Tue morning, min 12°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 7 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.