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Lagoa de Albufeira ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 4.0

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Lagoa de Albufeira Surf Guide

Lagoa de Albufeira in Lisboa is an exposed beach break that has very consistent waves and works all around the year. Ideal winds are from the east. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west southwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Watch out for dangerous rips.

Lagoa de Albufeira Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
17.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Lagoa de Albufeira:

The best conditions reported for surf at Lagoa de Albufeira occur when a West-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Lagoa de Albufeira (for consistent clean waves)?

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Lagoa de Albufeira with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 28% of the time in December while 32% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 40% 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 Lagoa de Albufeira Location Map

Interactive Lagoa de Albufeira 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 nearest passenger airport to Lagoa de Albufeira is Lisboa (Lisbon) Airport (LIS) in Portugal, which is 31 km (19 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Lagoa de Albufeira is Faro Airport (FAO) in Acores, 198 km (123 miles) away.

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Lagoa de Albufeira Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 14 May 2021, 14:55 Local Time
Friday 14Sat
Wave (m) 1.7
Period (s) 12 12 12 11
Wind (km/h) 25
NW 25
NW 15
NNW 10
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Lagoa de Albufeira

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

Wind History at Lagoa de Albufeira

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

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