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Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.0

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Faial Surf Forecast / Madeira / Portugal

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 am Monday 19 Apr 2021 WEST
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Faial surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Faial sea temperature is 19.3 °C (Statistics for 19 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 18.2 max: 19.2 min: 17.2 °C)
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Faial surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Faial sea temperature is 19.3 °C (Statistics for 19 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 18.2 max: 19.2 min: 17.2 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Faial (calm at Funchal 12 km from Faial).

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Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Faial this week:

The surf forecast for Faial over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Monday (Apr 19) at 10AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.2m and 16s period with a secondary swell of 0.9m and 10s. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Faial in the next 12 days are 3.0m 13s and forecast to arrive on Friday (Apr 23) at 4PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.0m 5s period and expected on Thursday (Apr 22) at 10PM.

Wave TypeTime (WEST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)10AM (Mon 19th Apr)4ft (1.2m) 16s
Best Surf 4PM (Fri 23rd Apr)10ft (3.0m) 13s
Most Powerful 4PM (Fri 23rd Apr)10ft (3.0m) 13s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Faial over the next 12 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Monday
19
Tuesday
20
Wednesday
21
Thursday
22
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tuesday
27
Wednesday
28
Thursday
29
Friday
30
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
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T azoresportugal.htsgw.metric.36.cc23
T azoresportugal.htsgw.metric.60.cc23
T azoresportugal.htsgw.metric.84.cc23
T azoresportugal.htsgw.metric.108.cc23
T azoresportugal.htsgw.metric.132.cc23
T azoresportugal.htsgw.metric.156.cc23
T azoresportugal.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
T azoresportugal.htsgw.metric.204.cc23
T azoresportugal.htsgw.metric.228.cc23
T azoresportugal.htsgw.metric.252.cc23
T azoresportugal.htsgw.metric.276.cc23
1.2
NNW
1.4
NNW
1.5
NNW
1.3
NNW
1.3
NNW
1.2
NNW
1.1
NNW
1
NNW
0.9
NNW
1.3
WNW
1.3
WNW
1.7
WNW
2.2
NW
3
NW
2.4
NW
3
NW
3
NW
3.5
NW
3
NW
3
NW
2.3
NW
1.6
NNW
1.5
NW
1.2
NNW
0.9
WNW
0.8
WNW
0.5
WNW
0.8
WNW
0.8
NNE
0.9
NNE
1.2
NNE
1.1
NNE
1.3
NNE
1.4
NNE
1.5
NNE
1.6
NNE
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10
N
10
NNE
10
NNW
15
N
10
NNE
10
NNW
10
NW
5
NW
5
WSW
5
NW
5
NW
15
WNW
20
WNW
20
WNW
15
WNW
15
WNW
15
WNW
15
W
10
WSW
25
NW
25
NNW
20
NNW
15
NNW
20
NNW
20
NW
15
NNW
15
N
10
N
10
NNE
10
NNW
10
NNW
0
NNW
5
S
10
SE
15
SE
10
SSE
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscrosscross-
off
glasscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
crosscrosscrosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrossglassglasscrosscrosscross-
off
7:43PM
1.55
8:34AM
1.40
9:14PM
1.54
10:11AM
1.46
10:37PM
1.65
11:21AM
1.61
11:37PM
1.83
12:13PM
1.80
12:26AM
2.03
12:58PM
2.00
1:10AM
2.21
1:40PM
2.17
1:53AM
2.35
2:21PM
2.29
2:37AM
2.42
3:02PM
2.36
3:21AM
2.40
3:44PM
2.36
4:06AM
2.31
4:28PM
2.29
4:54AM
2.15
5:15PM
2.16
1:14PM
0.77
2:18AM
0.77
2:43PM
0.81
3:53AM
0.73
4:15PM
0.75
5:07AM
0.58
5:22PM
0.60
6:01AM
0.38
6:14PM
0.42
6:46AM
0.17
7:00PM
0.23
7:28AM
-0.00
7:43PM
0.07
8:10AM
-0.12
8:26PM
-0.05
8:51AM
-0.17
9:10PM
-0.10
9:33AM
-0.13
9:55PM
-0.08
10:16AM
-0.02
10:43PM
0.01
11:02AM
0.15
11:35PM
0.15

Note: the tide data above is for Santana which is 3 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Faial.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Faial blow from the SW

Monday
19
Tuesday
20
Wednesday
21
Thursday
22
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tuesday
27
Wednesday
28
Thursday
29
Friday
30
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
thunderstorm
rain showers
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
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7:33--7:31--7:31--7:30--7:28--7:26--7:26--7:24--7:24--7:22--7:22--7:20--
-8:39--8:39--8:40--8:42--8:43--8:43--8:44--8:45--8:45--8:45--8:46--8:47-

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 20°C on Mon morning, min 16°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 17mm), heaviest on Sat night. Warm (max 22°C on Thu morning, min 15°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 9mm), mostly falling on Sun night. Very mild (max 19°C on Sun afternoon, min 16°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Wed afternoon. Very mild (max 19°C on Fri morning, min 15°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Faial Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Faial provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Faial can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Faial surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Faial) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Faial may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Faial is 16 km (10 miles) from Funchal. If you plan a holiday in Madeira, look for hotels and other accommodation in Funchal. Funchal has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.