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Beliche break guidePhoto by: José Neves

Beliche Surf Guide

Beliche in South Portugal is a sheltered beach and point break that has pretty consitent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the north. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northwest.There is a left hand point break here. Best around mid tide. When the surf is up, crowds are likely Take care of the strong rips here.

Beliche Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
17.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Beliche:

The best conditions reported for surf at Beliche occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Beliche with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 40% of the time in February while 25% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 35% 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 Beliche Location Map

Interactive Beliche 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 Beliche is Faro Airport (FAO) in Acores, which is 91 km (57 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Beliche is Lisboa (Lisbon) Airport (LIS) in Portugal, 196 km (122 miles) away.

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Beliche Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 28 May 2023, 20:09 Local Time
SunMonday 29
Wave (m)
Period (s) 10 10 9 9
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
off cross-

Swell History at Beliche

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

Wind History at Beliche

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

Beliche Reviews:

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Based on 6 votes.
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  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s33.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s22.2
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s33.0
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s21.7
  • Crowds:Icon  s22.4
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Toni Saponaro from Australia
“Hello. I surfed the bunk bed (Beliche) this summer but I was very unhappy because I got kicked out and attacked on the beach by two local brothers they barely spoke English. They said they were training for the world tour and they we're pros and they wanted to be the only ones to surf there because they were going to be the first on the contest. I said I was just a person who wanted some fun waves, they shouted I did not understand that English. The locals here are obnoxious.”

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    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: inconsistent
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    • Icon beach  redBeach and point
    • Icon  s44.4
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    4km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s32.6
    Reliability: inconsistent
    5km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    6km away
    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: very consistent
    9km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Beliche:

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