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Bafureira ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 1.3

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Bafureira Surf Guide

Bafureira in Lisbon is an exposed reef break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the north. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. A right hand reef. Best around low tide when the tide is falling. It's sometimes crowded here. Take care of rips and rocks.

Bafureira Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s11.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
17.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Bafureira:

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

aprilBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Bafureira 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 8% of the time in April while 9% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 83% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
8%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
9%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
83%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Bafureira Location Map

Interactive Bafureira 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 Bafureira is Lisboa (Lisbon) Airport (LIS) in Portugal, which is 22 km (14 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Bafureira is Talavera La Real (Badajoz) Airport (BJZ) in Spain, 221 km (137 miles) away.

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Bafureira Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 22 April 2021, 18:22 Local Time
Thursday 22Fri
4PM7PM10PM1AM
Wave (m) 1.6
WNW
1.6
WNW
1.4
WNW
1.4
WNW
Period (s) 11 11 11 10
Wind (km/h) 15
WSW 10
SW 10
SSW 15
SSE
Wind State cross cross-
on
on cross-
on

Swell History at Bafureira

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

Wind History at Bafureira

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Bafureira. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reefReef and point
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s22.5
    Reliability: rarely breaks
    2km away
    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: rarely breaks
    2km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
    • Icon reef  redReef and point
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: rarely breaks
    3km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Bafureira: