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Ilha do Farol break guidePhoto by: Francisco Tavira

Ilha do Farol Surf Guide

Ilha do Farol in The Algarve is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Ideal winds are from the northwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south. The beach breaks favour rights. Best around mid tide when the tide is falling. It very rarely gets crowded here.

Ilha do Farol Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s22.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
19.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Ilha do Farol:

The best conditions reported for surf at Ilha do Farol occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Ilha do Farol with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 3% of the time in May while 12% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 85% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
3%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
12%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
85%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Ilha do Farol Location Map

Interactive Ilha do Farol 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 do Farol is Faro Airport (FAO) in Acores, which is 10 km (6 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Ilha do Farol is Jerez Airport (XRY) in Spain, 163 km (101 miles) away.

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Ilha do Farol Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 23:19 Local Time
TueWednesday 25
10PM1AM4AM7AM
Wave (m)
Period (s) - - - -
Wind (km/h)
30
30
25
20
Wind State off cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Ilha do Farol

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

Wind History at Ilha do Farol

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Ilha do Farol. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s22.3
    Reliability: very consistent
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    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: inconsistent
    9km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    12km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.1
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    18km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    20km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Ilha do Farol: