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Malhão ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.7
Consistency of Surf: 3.7
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.5
Crowds: 2.7

Overall: 3.6

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Malhão Surf Guide

Malhano in South Portugal is an exposed beach break that has consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Likely to be crowded if working. Take care of rocks in the line up.

Malhão Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon  beachBeachIcon  s43.6
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
20.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Malhão:

The best conditions reported for surf at Malhão occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Malhão with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 6% of the time in April while 11% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 83% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
6%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
11%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
83%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Malhão Location Map

Interactive Malhão 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 Malhão is Faro Airport (FAO) in Acores, which is 113 km (70 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Malhão is Lisboa (Lisbon) Airport (LIS) in Portugal, 115 km (71 miles) away.

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Malhão Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 27 September 2020, 15:03 Local Time
Sunday 27Mon
4PM7PM10PM1AM
Wave (m) 0.6
WNW
0.7
WNW
0.8
WNW
0.8
WNW
Period (s) 14 14 14 13
Wind (km/h) 30
NNW 25
NNW 20
N 10
N
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Malhão

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

Wind History at Malhão

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

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