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Meia Praia break guidePhoto by: Olga

Meia Praia Surf Guide

Meia Praia in The Algarve is a beach break that does not work very often. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the northwest. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south southeast. The beach break provides left and right handers. Often Crowded. Beware of - Localism.

Meia Praia Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
18.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Meia Praia:

The best conditions reported for surf at Meia Praia occur when a South-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Meia Praia with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 1% of the time in June while 3% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 96% 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 Meia Praia Location Map

Interactive Meia Praia 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 Meia Praia is Faro Airport (FAO) in Acores, which is 63 km (39 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Meia Praia is Lisboa (Lisbon) Airport (LIS) in Portugal, 191 km (119 miles) away.

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Meia Praia Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 17:07 Local Time
Tuesday 24Wed
Wave (m)
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h)
Wind State off off off cross-

Swell History at Meia Praia

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

Wind History at Meia Praia

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

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    Reliability: inconsistent
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