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Burgau ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.2
Consistency of Surf: 1.7
Difficulty Level: 1.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 1.5

Overall: 1.2

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Surf Report Feed

Burgau Surf Guide

Burgau in The Algarve is a beach break that has very reliable surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the north northeast. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the optimum swell angle is from the south southwest. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded.

Burgau Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s11.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
15.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Burgau:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

septemberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Burgau with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of September. Clean surfable waves are typically found 1% of the time in September while 2% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 97% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
1%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
2%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
97%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Burgau Location Map

Interactive Burgau 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 Burgau is Faro Airport (FAO) in Acores, which is 72 km (45 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Burgau is Lisboa (Lisbon) Airport (LIS) in Portugal, 193 km (120 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Burgau Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 7 March 2021, 03:15 Local Time
Sunday 07
3AM6AM9AM12PM
Wave (m) 1.9
WNW
1.9
WNW
1.8
WNW
1.7
WNW
Period (s) 16 15 15 15
Wind (km/h) 10
N 15
N 15
N 10
NW
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Burgau

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

Wind History at Burgau

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

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    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s21.6
    Reliability: inconsistent
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    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: inconsistent
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    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: inconsistent
    9km away

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