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Faja Dos Padres Surf Guide

Faja Dos Padres in Madeira is an exposed beach and reef break that only works once in a while. Autumn and winter are the best times of year for waves. The best wind direction is from the northeast with some shelter here from southeast winds. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west northwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for rocks.

Faja Dos Padres Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeach and reefIcon  s0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
19.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Faja Dos Padres:

The best conditions reported for surf at Faja Dos Padres occur when a West-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

septemberBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Faja Dos Padres with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of September. Clean surfable waves are typically found 67% of the time in September while 21% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 12% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
67%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
21%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
12%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Faja Dos Padres Location Map

Interactive Faja Dos Padres 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 Faja Dos Padres is Porto Santo Airport (PXO) in Madeira, which is 78 km (48 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Faja Dos Padres is La Palma (Santa Cruz De La Palma) Airport (SPC) in Spain, 453 km (281 miles) away.

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Faja Dos Padres Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 8 May 2021, 12:16 Local Time
Saturday 08
10AM1PM4PM7PM
Wave (m) 0.8
WNW
0.8
WNW
0.8
WNW
0.7
WNW
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 5
WNW 15
W 15
W 20
W
Wind State glass cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Faja Dos Padres

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

Wind History at Faja Dos Padres

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

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