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Faja da Areia break guidePhoto by: jose luis goncalves

Faja da Areia Surf Guide

Faja da Areia in Madeira is an exposed beach break that has inconsistent surf. Autumn and winter are the optimum times of year for waves. Offshore winds blow from the south. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the north northwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around mid tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

Faja da Areia Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
21.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Faja da Areia:

The best conditions reported for surf at Faja da Areia occur when a North-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South.

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Faja da Areia with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 32% of the time in December while 64% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 4% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Faja da Areia Location Map

Interactive Faja da Areia 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 da Areia is Porto Santo Airport (PXO) in Madeira, which is 72 km (45 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Faja da Areia is La Palma (Santa Cruz De La Palma) Airport (SPC) in Spain, 470 km (292 miles) away.

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Faja da Areia Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 26 June 2022, 16:09 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 8 8 11 11
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Faja da Areia

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

Wind History at Faja da Areia

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

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