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Ilha de Faro break guide

Ilha de Faro Surf Guide

Ilha de Faro in The Algarve is an exposed beach break that has inconsistent surf. Summer in particular tends to be flat. Offshore winds are from the northeast. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the optimum swell angle is from the west southwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. Best around mid tide when the tide is falling. It very rarely gets crowded here.

Ilha de Faro Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
19.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Ilha de Faro:

The best conditions reported for surf at Ilha de Faro 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 Ilha de Faro (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Ilha de Faro 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 50% of the time in January while 39% 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 Ilha de Faro Location Map

Interactive Ilha de Faro 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 de Faro is Faro Airport (FAO) in Acores, which is 3 km (2 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Ilha de Faro is Jerez Airport (XRY) in Spain, 172 km (107 miles) away.

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Ilha de Faro Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 23:35 Local Time
TueWednesday 25
Wave (m)
Period (s) 5 4 9 9
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Ilha de Faro

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

Wind History at Ilha de Faro

Wind stats for Ilha de Faro, 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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    Reliability: very consistent
    8km away
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    • Icon  s22.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    9km away
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    • Icon  s33.1
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    9km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    11km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Ilha de Faro: