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Faja da Areia surf Forecast / Madeira / Portugal

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Friday 01 Mar 2024 WET
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Faja da Areia surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Faja da Areia sea temperature is 19.8°C (Statistics for 01 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 17.8 °C max: 18.9 °C min: 17.0 °C)
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Faja da Areia surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Faja da Areia sea temperature is 19.8°C (Statistics for 01 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 17.8 °C max: 18.9 °C min: 17.0 °C)


Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Faja da Areia this week:

The surf forecast for Faja da Areia over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Saturday (Mar 02) at 12AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.9m and 12s period with a secondary swell of 0.9m and 14s. Another secondary swell of 1.7m and 7s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Faja da Areia in the next 12 days are 3.5m 16s and forecast to arrive on Saturday (Mar 02) at 6PM. Winds are predicted to be onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.6m 3s period and expected on Wednesday (Mar 06) at 3PM.

Wave TypeTime (WET) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)12AM (Sat 2nd Mar)6ft (1.9m) 12s
Best Surf 9PM (Thu 7th Mar)15ft (4.5m) 13s
Most Powerful 6PM (Sat 2nd Mar)11ft (3.5m) 16s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Faja da Areia over the next 12 days.

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Fri
01
Saturday
02
Sunday
03
Monday
04
Tuesday
05
Wednesday
06
Thursday
07
Friday
08
Saturday
09
Sunday
10
Monday
11
Tuesday
12
Wed
13
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2.5
NNE
1.9
NNW
1.9
NNW
3.5
N
3.5
NNW
3.5
N
3.5
N
3
NNW
2.2
NNW
1.8
NNW
2.5
NNW
2.1
NNW
2.4
NNW
1.8
N
1.5
NNW
2.2
NW
4
NW
4
NW
4
NW
4
NW
3
NW
2.5
NNW
2.4
NW
2.5
NW
2.5
NW
3
NW
4
NNW
4.5
NNW
3.5
NNW
3
NW
3
NW
5
NW
5
NW
4.5
NW
3.5
NW
2.5
NW
Period(s) (?)91215161514131211101110121211111313131313131212111217161513131816151312
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)9431036149968015609509537852160110667917889371622100452311725341490656325444354324601715187016722966933086375270320832841355313884892437011807
Wind
(km/h)
15
NE
15
NNE
15
N
15
N
10
N
10
N
10
NNW
10
NNW
10
NNW
10
N
10
NE
5
E
0
SSE
10
NW
15
WNW
20
W
20
NNW
15
NW
10
WNW
10
WNW
15
W
20
W
20
W
15
NW
15
NW
10
NW
5
WSW
5
W
5
W
5
WSW
10
WNW
5
WSW
0
SSW
0
WSW
0
NNE
5
E
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
cross-
on
ononononononcross-
on
ononcross-
on
glassglasscross-
on
crosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscrosscrosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
glasscrosscrossglasscrossglassglassglassglassglass
High Tide
/ height (m)
5:08PM
1.73
5:24AM
1.68
5:50PM
1.62
6:15AM
1.54
6:56PM
1.52
7:39AM
1.44
8:37PM
1.49
9:31AM
1.47
10:13PM
1.62
10:54AM
1.62
11:19PM
1.84
11:52AM
1.83
12:10AM
2.09
12:40PM
2.03
12:55AM
2.31
1:23PM
2.19
1:37AM
2.47
2:05PM
2.29
2:19AM
2.54
2:45PM
2.32
3:01AM
2.52
3:25PM
2.29
3:43AM
2.39
Low Tide
/ height (m)
11:12PM
0.54
11:33AM
0.57
11:59PM
0.67
12:27PM
0.70
1:14AM
0.77
1:57PM
0.77
3:07AM
0.76
3:46PM
0.72
4:40AM
0.60
5:01PM
0.55
5:41AM
0.37
5:55PM
0.35
6:30AM
0.13
6:41PM
0.16
7:14AM
-0.06
7:23PM
0.00
7:55AM
-0.19
8:05PM
-0.09
8:35AM
-0.23
8:46PM
-0.12
9:15AM
-0.18
9:27PM
-0.07
9:55AM
-0.04
Fri
01
Saturday
02
Sunday
03
Monday
04
Tuesday
05
Wednesday
06
Thursday
07
Friday
08
Saturday
09
Sunday
10
Monday
11
Tuesday
12
Wed
13
Sunrise--7:33--7:31--7:31--7:30--7:28--7:26--7:26--7:24--7:22--7:22--7:20--7:18
Sunset7:06--7:06--7:07--7:07--7:08--7:09--7:09--7:10--7:12--7:13--7:13--7:14--
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Rain (mm)
--1------1-----1-----14-------------
Temp. °C161417171318171419181517171418191516171618191617181418181619191621211722
Feels °C (?)131114141117161319171416171415151114151515161414151317171619191722231822

Short Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Sat morning. Very mild (max 19°C on Mon morning, min 12°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Mon afternoon. Very mild (max 19°C on Wed afternoon, min 13°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Fri afternoon. Very mild (max 19°C on Fri afternoon, min 13°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 23°C on Wed afternoon, min 14°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Faja da Areia Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Faja da Areia provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Faja da Areia can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Faja da Areia 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 (Faja da Areia) 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 Faja da Areia 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.

Faja da Areia is 21 km (13 miles) from the city of Camara de Lobos. If you plan a holiday in Madeira, look for hotels and other accommodation in Camara de Lobos. Camara de Lobos has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.

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