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Ilha Deserta ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.5

Overall: 2.3

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Ilha Deserta Surf Guide

Ilha Deserta in The Algarve is a fairly exposed beach break that has very consistent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Offshore winds blow from the north northwest. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the south. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Good surf at all stages of the tide. An uncrowded break, even when it is working. Be wary of rips - they make surfing here dangerous.

Ilha Deserta Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s22.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
17.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Ilha Deserta:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Ilha Deserta 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 0% of the time in January while 2% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 97% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
0%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
2%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
97%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Ilha Deserta Location Map

Interactive Ilha Deserta 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 Ilha Deserta is Faro Airport (FAO) in Acores, which is 10 km (6 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Ilha Deserta is Jerez Airport (XRY) in Spain, 164 km (102 miles) away.

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Ilha Deserta Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 16:04 Local Time
Wednesday 14Thu
4PM7PM10PM1AM
Wave (m) 1.0
W
1.6
ESE
1.0
W
1.2
W
Period (s) 10 7 10 13
Wind (km/h) 15
ESE 20
ESE 20
E 20
E
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Ilha Deserta

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

Wind History at Ilha Deserta

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

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    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    Reliability: fairly consistent
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