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Barranco da Belharucas Surf Guide

Barranco da Belharucas in The Algarve is an exposed sandbar break. Summer in particular tends to be flat. Ideal winds are from the north northeast. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south. An uncrowded break, even when it is working. Beware of - Rocks.

Barranco da Belharucas Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
rarely breaks
18.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Barranco da Belharucas:

The best conditions reported for surf at Barranco da Belharucas occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Barranco da Belharucas with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 5% of the time in May while 10% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 85% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Barranco da Belharucas Location Map

Interactive Barranco da Belharucas 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 Barranco da Belharucas is Faro Airport (FAO) in Acores, which is 21 km (13 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Barranco da Belharucas is Jerez Airport (XRY) in Spain, 193 km (120 miles) away.

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Barranco da Belharucas Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 4 June 2023, 15:32 Local Time
Sunday 04Mon
Wave (m)
Period (s) 7 6 6 6
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Barranco da Belharucas

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

Wind History at Barranco da Belharucas

Wind stats for Barranco da Belharucas, 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 Barranco da Belharucas. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    Reliability: inconsistent
    3km away
    • Icon beach  redBreakwater
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    5km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s44.0
    Reliability: rarely breaks
    6km away
    • Icon beach  redBreakwater
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    9km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    12km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Barranco da Belharucas:

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