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Praia Formosa Surf Forecast / Madeira / Portugal

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 pm Thursday 29 Sep 2022 WEST
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Praia Formosa surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Praia Formosa sea temperature is 23.5 °C (Statistics for 29 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 23.4 max: 24.7 min: 22.3 °C)
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Praia Formosa surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Praia Formosa sea temperature is 23.5 °C (Statistics for 29 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 23.4 max: 24.7 min: 22.3 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Praia Formosa (calm at Funchal 4 km from Praia Formosa).

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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Praia Formosa this week:

The surf forecast for Praia Formosa over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Thursday (Sep 29) at 7PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.5m and 12s period. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Praia Formosa in the next 12 days are 0.5m 12s and forecast to arrive on Thursday (Sep 29) at 7PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.1m 7s period and expected on Sunday (Oct 02) at 7PM.

Wave TypeTime (WEST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 7PM (Thu 29th Sep)1.5ft (0.5m) 12s
Best Surf 7PM (Thu 29th Sep)1.5ft (0.5m) 12s
Most Powerful 7PM (Thu 29th Sep)1.5ft (0.5m) 12s

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

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Thursday
29
Friday
30
Saturday
01
Sunday
02
Monday
03
Tuesday
04
Wednesday
05
Thursday
06
Friday
07
Saturday
08
Sunday
09
Monday
10
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
Rating
(10 max)
221000000000000000000000111111111110
Swell
Height Map
T azoresportugal.htsgw.metric.9.cc23
T azoresportugal.htsgw.metric.30.cc23
T azoresportugal.htsgw.metric.54.cc23
T azoresportugal.htsgw.metric.78.cc23
T azoresportugal.htsgw.metric.102.cc23
T azoresportugal.htsgw.metric.126.cc23
T azoresportugal.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
T azoresportugal.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
T azoresportugal.htsgw.metric.198.cc23
T azoresportugal.htsgw.metric.222.cc23
T azoresportugal.htsgw.metric.246.cc23
T azoresportugal.htsgw.metric.270.cc23
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.6
WNW
0.6
WNW
0.4
WNW
0.4
WNW
0.3
WNW
0.2
S
0.2
S
0.2
S
0.1
S
0.8
NE
0.7
NE
0.9
ENE
0.1
NW
0.2
WNW
0.2
WNW
0.2
WNW
0.4
NW
0.3
WNW
0.3
WNW
0.3
WNW
0.3
WNW
0.3
WNW
0.3
WNW
0.2
SSW
0.3
SSW
0.3
SSW
0.6
NW
0.4
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.6
WNW
0.6
WNW
0.4
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.3
WNW
Period(s) (?)12121111101212121177710101110109998881216161114141313101012128
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)113109473920111111300041011102516161513131213515072707058586863484813
Wind
(km/h)
15
NNE
10
NE
10
NNW
10
N
10
NNE
15
NE
15
NE
15
NE
15
NE
10
NE
0
NNE
10
NE
5
NW
5
W
5
E
5
WNW
0
NE
0
NNE
5
N
5
W
5
NW
15
NNE
15
NE
15
NNE
15
NNE
10
NE
15
NNE
15
NE
10
NE
15
NNE
10
NNE
5
NE
15
NNE
10
NNE
0
NW
5
NNE
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
offoffoffoffoffoffglassoffglasscross-
on
glassglassglassglasscross-
off
glassglassoffoffoffoffoffoffoffoffoffoffoffoffcross-
off
glasscross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)
4:38PM
2.00
5:00AM
1.93
5:20PM
1.86
5:44AM
1.81
6:13PM
1.68
6:42AM
1.68
7:25PM
1.52
8:05AM
1.58
9:09PM
1.45
9:48AM
1.60
10:48PM
1.53
11:10AM
1.75
11:55PM
1.68
12:10PM
1.93
12:45AM
1.84
12:57PM
2.09
1:27AM
1.97
1:38PM
2.20
2:04AM
2.06
2:16PM
2.24
2:40AM
2.11
2:53PM
2.22
3:13AM
2.11
Low Tide
/ height (m)
10:28AM
0.16
10:49PM
0.19
11:10AM
0.26
11:31PM
0.33
12:00PM
0.40
12:23AM
0.50
1:07PM
0.54
1:37AM
0.64
2:44PM
0.61
3:19AM
0.69
4:27PM
0.53
4:51AM
0.59
5:41PM
0.37
5:55AM
0.44
6:34PM
0.20
6:45AM
0.27
7:18PM
0.06
7:27AM
0.14
7:56PM
-0.03
8:06AM
0.06
8:32PM
-0.06
8:43AM
0.02
9:05PM
-0.03

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

Thursday
29
Friday
30
Saturday
01
Sunday
02
Monday
03
Tuesday
04
Wednesday
05
Thursday
06
Friday
07
Saturday
08
Sunday
09
Monday
10
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Rain (mm)
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Temp. °C222220222220222319232320232321222221232321222219212119212019212120222220
Low °C202119212220212119212219212219212119212220212118202018202018202118202119
Feels °C (?)222220232220202218242521242523242524252523222117202018201918212120222321
Sunrise8:00--8:00--8:00--8:02--8:02--8:03--8:03--8:03--8:04--8:06--8:06--8:07--
Sunset-7:54--7:53--7:52--7:52--7:50--7:49--7:47--7:45--7:45--7:44--7:42--7:40-

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 23°C on Sat afternoon, min 19°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 23°C on Sun morning, min 19°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 23°C on Wed morning, min 18°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 22°C on Mon morning, min 18°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Praia Formosa Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Praia Formosa provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Praia Formosa can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Praia Formosa 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 (Praia Formosa) 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 Praia Formosa 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.

Praia Formosa is 2 km (1 miles) from the city of Camara de Lobos. If you plan a holiday in Madeira, look for hotels and other accommodation in Camara de Lobos. Camara de Lobos has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.