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

Overall: 3.0

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Fontana Surf Forecast / Sal / Cape Verde

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 10 am Sunday 18 Apr 2021 CVT
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Fontana surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Fontana sea temperature is 22.2 °C (Statistics for 18 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 22.5 max: 23.6 min: 21.2 °C)
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Fontana surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Fontana sea temperature is 22.2 °C (Statistics for 18 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 22.5 max: 23.6 min: 21.2 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-off at Fontana (fresh winds from the NE at Amílcar Cabral International Airport 4 km from Fontana).

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Actual: 46 min ago

Moderate
35 km/h
NE
Cross-Off
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Fontana this week:

The surf forecast for Fontana over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Sunday (Apr 18) at 8PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.7m and 7s period with a secondary swell of 0.4m and 11s. Another secondary swell of 0.4m and 14s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Fontana in the next 12 days are 2.3m 8s and forecast to arrive on Sunday (Apr 25) at 8AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 2.4m 8s period and expected on Sunday (Apr 25) at 11AM.

Wave TypeTime (CVT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 8PM (Sun 18th Apr)5.5ft (1.7m) 7s
Best Surf11AM (Sun 25th Apr)4ft (1.2m) 13s
Most Powerful 8AM (Sun 25th Apr)7.5ft (2.3m) 8s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Fontana 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
Sunday
18
Monday
19
Tuesday
20
Wednesday
21
Thursday
22
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tuesday
27
Wednesday
28
Thursday
29
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
000000000101100000110210100110010020
T guinea.htsgw.metric.12.cc23
T guinea.htsgw.metric.36.cc23
T guinea.htsgw.metric.60.cc23
T guinea.htsgw.metric.84.cc23
T guinea.htsgw.metric.108.cc23
T guinea.htsgw.metric.132.cc23
T guinea.htsgw.metric.156.cc23
T guinea.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
T guinea.htsgw.metric.204.cc23
T guinea.htsgw.metric.228.cc23
T guinea.htsgw.metric.252.cc23
T guinea.htsgw.metric.276.cc23
1.7
NNE
1.7
NNE
0.4
NW
1.7
NNE
1.8
NNE
1.7
NNE
1.7
NNE
1.7
NNE
1.7
NNE
1.9
NNE
2
NNE
2
NNE
2
NNE
1.9
NNE
1.9
NNE
1.8
NNE
1.8
NNE
1.8
NNE
2
NNE
2.1
NNE
0.8
NNW
1.2
NNW
1.2
NNW
1
NNW
1.1
NNW
0.9
NNW
0.9
NNW
2.1
NNE
2
NNE
1.8
NNE
2
NNE
2
NNE
1.9
NNE
2
NNE
2
NNE
2
NNE
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29428639310344302294327345400463534508432410353353353418504210454419260322225167572500434499475400423435428
35
NNE
30
NNE
30
NNE
30
NNE
25
NNE
30
N
30
NNE
30
NNE
35
NNE
30
NNE
30
NNE
30
NNE
30
NNE
30
NNE
30
NNE
30
NNE
30
NNE
30
NNE
25
NE
30
NNE
35
NNE
25
NE
25
NE
35
NNE
25
NE
35
NNE
30
NNE
35
NNE
30
NNE
30
NNE
35
NNE
30
NNE
30
NNE
35
NNE
25
NE
30
NNE
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cross-
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crosscross-
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crosscross-
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cross-
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cross
11:55AM
0.73
12:16AM
0.59
12:43PM
0.68
1:15AM
0.54
1:53PM
0.64
2:54AM
0.51
3:27PM
0.65
4:38AM
0.54
4:48PM
0.70
5:44AM
0.61
5:47PM
0.77
6:32AM
0.68
6:36PM
0.84
7:13AM
0.76
7:21PM
0.91
7:52AM
0.84
8:04PM
0.95
8:30AM
0.90
8:48PM
0.95
9:09AM
0.94
9:32PM
0.92
9:49AM
0.96
10:16PM
0.86
6:21PM
0.24
6:11AM
0.26
7:20PM
0.29
7:08AM
0.31
8:50PM
0.31
8:39AM
0.34
10:27PM
0.28
10:18AM
0.32
11:34PM
0.21
11:28AM
0.26
12:23AM
0.13
12:21PM
0.18
1:04AM
0.05
1:08PM
0.10
1:43AM
-0.00
1:52PM
0.03
2:21AM
-0.04
2:36PM
-0.03
2:59AM
-0.04
3:21PM
-0.05
3:37AM
-0.02
4:08PM
-0.05
4:17AM
0.03

Note: the tide data above is for Alibaba which is 2 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Fontana.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Fontana blow from the ESE

Sunday
18
Monday
19
Tuesday
20
Wednesday
21
Thursday
22
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tuesday
27
Wednesday
28
Thursday
29
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clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
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6:13--6:13--6:13--6:11--6:11--6:11--6:09--6:09--6:09--6:09--6:07--6:07--
-6:47--6:47--6:47--6:47--6:49--6:49--6:49--6:49--6:50--6:50--6:50--6:50-

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 20°C on Sun morning, min 19°C on Sun morning). Mainly fresh winds.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 20°C on Wed morning, min 20°C on Wed morning). Mainly fresh winds.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 21°C on Sat afternoon, min 20°C on Sat morning). Mainly fresh winds.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 21°C on Thu afternoon, min 19°C on Tue night). Mainly fresh winds.

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Information about the Fontana Surf forecast

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

Fontana is 18 km (11 miles) from the city of Santa Maria. If you plan a holiday in Cape-Verde - Sal, look for hotels and other accommodation in Santa Maria. Santa Maria has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.