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Forte Novo Surf Guide

Forte Novo in The Algarve is an exposed breakwater break that has fairly consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds are from the northeast and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the west southwest. Waves at the breakwater break both left and right. Best around low tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Overcrowding can even make surfing hazardous.

Forte Novo Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
20.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Forte Novo:

The best conditions reported for surf at Forte Novo occur when a West-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Forte Novo (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Forte Novo with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 48% of the time in January while 41% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 11% 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 Forte Novo Location Map

Interactive Forte Novo 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 closest passenger airport to Forte Novo is Faro Airport (FAO) in Acores, which is 12 km (7 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Forte Novo is Jerez Airport (XRY) in Spain, 184 km (114 miles) away.

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Forte Novo Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 10 June 2023, 18:45 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 8 8 8 7
Wind (km/h)
Wind State on cross-

Swell History at Forte Novo

Surf stats for Forte Novo, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Forte Novo

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

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Wave Buoys Nearest To Forte Novo:

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