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Machico Surf Forecast / Madeira / Portugal

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 am Friday 27 Jan 2023 WET
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Machico surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Machico sea temperature is 19.2 °C (Statistics for 27 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 18.1 max: 19.0 min: 17.3 °C)
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Machico surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Machico sea temperature is 19.2 °C (Statistics for 27 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 18.1 max: 19.0 min: 17.3 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Still cross-shore at Machico (moderate winds from the NE at Funchal/S.catarina 3 km from Machico).

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Moderate
25 km/h
NE
Cross-Shore
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Machico this week:

The surf forecast for Machico over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Jan 31) at 6AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.7m and 6s period with a secondary swell of 0.2m and 12s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Machico in the next 12 days are 2.1m 8s and forecast to arrive on Wednesday (Feb 01) at 3PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 2.5m 9s period and expected on Friday (Jan 27) at 6PM.

Wave TypeTime (WET) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 6AM (Tue 31st Jan)5.5ft (1.7m) 6s
Best Surf 9AM (Wed 1st Feb)6ft (1.8m) 7s
Most Powerful 3PM (Wed 1st Feb)7ft (2.1m) 8s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Machico over the next 12 days.

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Friday
27
Saturday
28
Sunday
29
Monday
30
Tuesday
31
Wednesday
01
Thursday
02
Friday
03
Saturday
04
Sunday
05
Monday
06
Tuesday
07
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
Rating
(10 max)
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Swell
Height Map
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T azoresportugal.htsgw.metric.33.cc23
T azoresportugal.htsgw.metric.57.cc23
T azoresportugal.htsgw.metric.81.cc23
T azoresportugal.htsgw.metric.105.cc23
T azoresportugal.htsgw.metric.129.cc23
T azoresportugal.htsgw.metric.153.cc23
T azoresportugal.htsgw.metric.177.cc23
T azoresportugal.htsgw.metric.201.cc23
T azoresportugal.htsgw.metric.225.cc23
T azoresportugal.htsgw.metric.249.cc23
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.2
ENE
0.2
S
0.1
S
0.2
S
0.3
S
0.3
SSW
0.3
SSW
0.3
SSW
0.7
E
0.9
E
0.8
E
1.1
E
1.7
NE
1.7
ENE
1.1
ENE
1.8
SE
2.1
SE
2.1
SE
1.9
SE
1.9
ESE
1.7
ESE
1.4
ESE
0.9
SE
0.9
E
1
E
1
E
1.3
ENE
1.6
NE
1.7
NE
1.8
NE
1.7
NE
1.6
NE
1.3
ENE
1.1
ENE
1.1
ENE
1
ENE
Period(s) (?)8151716161514146665668788887776666667778888
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)61761945444141354939652382091433035965964524003291917559646293160240279246247243165165143
Wind
(km/h)
25
NNW
30
N
25
N
25
N
25
NNE
25
N
20
NNE
20
NE
5
NE
15
ENE
15
NE
20
ENE
15
NNE
20
NNE
15
N
5
E
10
ENE
10
SE
15
ESE
20
ESE
15
E
15
NE
20
NNE
20
NNE
20
N
25
NNE
20
NNE
20
N
20
N
20
N
20
N
15
N
20
NNE
10
N
10
NNE
10
N
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrosscrosscrosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
on
ononcross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)
6:16PM
1.69
6:37AM
1.77
7:15PM
1.58
7:41AM
1.59
8:26PM
1.51
9:00AM
1.47
9:45PM
1.51
10:22AM
1.45
10:54PM
1.57
11:27AM
1.50
11:49PM
1.67
12:15PM
1.59
12:32AM
1.77
12:54PM
1.68
1:08AM
1.88
1:28PM
1.76
1:42AM
1.97
2:00PM
1.82
2:14AM
2.04
2:31PM
1.86
2:44AM
2.08
3:01PM
1.87
Low Tide
/ height (m)
12:04PM
0.32
12:14AM
0.47
12:57PM
0.48
1:18AM
0.61
2:01PM
0.62
2:40AM
0.69
3:18PM
0.68
4:09AM
0.69
4:33PM
0.67
5:19AM
0.61
5:31PM
0.60
6:09AM
0.51
6:16PM
0.51
6:49AM
0.41
6:53PM
0.41
7:23AM
0.32
7:26PM
0.32
7:55AM
0.25
7:57PM
0.25
8:26AM
0.20
8:27PM
0.21
8:56AM
0.19
8:57PM
0.21

Note: the tide data above is for Machico which is 2 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Machico.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Machico blow from the NW

Friday
27
Saturday
28
Sunday
29
Monday
30
Tuesday
31
Wednesday
01
Thursday
02
Friday
03
Saturday
04
Sunday
05
Monday
06
Tuesday
07
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Rain (mm)
-----3--21-5335--3432-------------2-
Temp. °C161616161615161614151615151514161615171716161615161716161716171716171616
Low °C151615151514151414151414141413141614151615161514151716161615161615151515
Feels °C (?)10910111110111212121211111110141412121313131211111211121212131313151413
Sunrise8:03--8:03--8:03--8:03--8:02--8:00--8:00--8:00--7:58--7:58--7:58--7:56--
Sunset-6:35--6:35--6:36--6:37--6:37--6:38--6:39--6:40--6:42--6:43--6:44--6:45-

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Sat night. Very mild (max 16°C on Fri morning, min 14°C on Sat night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the N on Fri afternoon, light winds from the NE by Sun night).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 20mm), heaviest during Mon night. Very mild (max 16°C on Mon afternoon, min 13°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 9mm), mostly falling on Thu morning. Very mild (max 17°C on Thu morning, min 14°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Tue afternoon. Very mild (max 17°C on Sun afternoon, min 15°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Machico Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Machico provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Machico can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Machico surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Machico) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Machico may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Machico is 13 km (8 miles) from Funchal. If you plan a holiday in Madeira, look for hotels and other accommodation in Funchal. Funchal has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.