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Cavalos de Fao ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 4.5

Overall: 3.1

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Cavalos de Fao

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 13.3 °C

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Friday, 13 December 2019, 02:06 Local time
Friday 13
Wave (m) 5.0
Period (s) 15 15 15 15
Wind (km/h) 30
WNW 30
WNW 25
WNW 25
Wind State on on cross-

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Cavalos de Fao in Douro and Minho is a reef break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the east. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northwest. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Even when the surf is up, crowds are unknown. Hazards include - Urchins - Rips / undertow - Rocks.

Portugal wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Esposende, 3 km from Cavalos de Fao.

IS AT (local time)

Cavalos de Fao Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Viana DO Castelo -Chafe, 14 km from Cavalos de Fao.


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Air temperature
14.2 °C

Current weather near Cavalos de Fao

Overall Cavalos de Fao Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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Wind stats for Cavalos de Fao: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Cavalos de Fao Location Maps

Cavalos de Fao Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Cavalos de Fao:

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Wave buoys nearest to Cavalos de Fao:

Tide stations nearest to Cavalos de Fao:

  • Closest tide station
    2 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    6 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Povoa de Varzim
    9 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Vila do Conde
    11 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Viana do Castelo
    12 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Cavalos de Fao is Porto Airport (OPO) in Acores, 30 km (19 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Cavalos de Fao is Vigo Airport (VGO) in Spain, 82 km (51 miles) away.
  • Third is Vila Real Airport (VRL) in Acores, 93 km (58 miles) away.
  • Santiago Airport (SCQ) in Spain is 158 km (98 miles) away.
  • Braganca Airport (BGC) in Acores is the fifth nearest airport to Cavalos de Fao and is 178 km (111 miles) away.
Cavalos de Fao break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Cavalos de Fao, Douro & Minho. Use the tab navigation above to view Cavalos de Fao sea temperature, Cavalos de Fao photographs, Cavalos de Fao detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Cavalos de Fao webcams, current wind from Douro & Minho live weather stations and Cavalos de Fao 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 Cavalos de Fao.