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Carrapateira ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.7
Consistency of Surf: 3.7
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 3.8

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Carrapateira break guidePhoto by: Pablo

Carrapateira Surf Guide

Carrapateira in South Portugal is an exposed river break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the southeast with some shelter here from south winds. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the northwest. Waves at the river break both left and right. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Take care to avoid the rocks.

Carrapateira Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
19.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Carrapateira:

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

Surf Forecasts:
Portugal wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Carrapateira sea temperature, Carrapateira photographs, Carrapateira detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Carrapateira webcams, current wind from Algarve live weather stations and Carrapateira tide predictions. The Portugal swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Portugal and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Portugal wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Carrapateira

Carrapateira Surf:

Saturday, 15 August 2020, 15:34 Local time
Saturday 15Sun
Wave (m) 1.1
Period (s) 9 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 20
NW 25
NW 25
NNW 25
Wind State on on on cross-

Tide Times:

At Carrapateira (0 km).

IS AT (local time)

Carrapateira Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Sagres, 23 km from Carrapateira.

moderate winds from the SE

Air temperature
23.8 °C

Current weather near Carrapateira

Overall Carrapateira Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August

Surf stats for Carrapateira: see the swell variation by month.


Wind stats for Carrapateira: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

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Photo credit: petitjx

carrapateira photo


Photo credit: Pablo

Carrapateira Location Maps

Carrapateira Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Carrapateira:

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Wave buoys nearest to Carrapateira:

Tide stations nearest to Carrapateira:

  • Closest tide station
    15 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    18 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    21 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    37 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    45 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to Carrapateira is Faro Airport (FAO) in Acores, which is 86 km (53 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Carrapateira is Lisboa (Lisbon) Airport (LIS) in Portugal, 177 km (110 miles) away.
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