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Carcavelos ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.4
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.8
Crowds: 2.1

Overall: 3.5

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Carcavelos break guidePhoto by: David Tavares

Carcavelos Surf Guide

Carcavelos in Lisbon is an exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the north. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the west. The beach break provides left and right handers. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Often Crowded. Pollution may be a hazard at this break.

Carcavelos Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
16.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Carcavelos:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Carcavelos with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 65% of the time in July while 10% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 25% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
65%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
10%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
25%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Carcavelos Location Map

Interactive Carcavelos 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 Carcavelos is Lisboa (Lisbon) Airport (LIS) in Portugal, which is 20 km (12 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Carcavelos is Talavera La Real (Badajoz) Airport (BJZ) in Spain, 219 km (136 miles) away.

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Carcavelos Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 16 April 2021, 16:12 Local Time
Friday 16Sat
4PM7PM10PM1AM
Wave (m) 0.7
W
0.9
NNW
0.7
W
0.9
NNW
Period (s) 9 8 9 7
Wind (km/h) 15
NW 15
NW 10
NNW 5
N
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
off off

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Swell History at Carcavelos

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Wind History at Carcavelos

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

Carcavelos Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 21 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s43.5
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s44.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s33.4
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s33.0
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s32.8
  • Crowds:Icon  s22.1
  • ...

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Review
Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Johny Ohio from United Kingdom
“Great beach break with lots of sand bars so plenty of choice for rights or lefts. Super busy with locals, but all very friendly if you show respect and have a chat. Good food in the surf bars along the beach and a reef at top end of beach. Enjoy!”

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    Reliability: inconsistent
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