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Praia de Altura Surf Guide

Praia de Altura in The Algarve is an exposed beach break that has unreliable waves. Summer in particular tends to be flat. Offshore winds are from the north northwest. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around mid tide when the tide is falling. It's sometimes crowded here.

Praia de Altura Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
19.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Praia de Altura:

The best conditions reported for surf at Praia de Altura occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

augustBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Praia de Altura with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of August. Clean surfable waves are typically found 4% of the time in August while 8% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 88% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
4%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
8%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
88%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Praia de Altura Location Map

Interactive Praia de Altura 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 closest passenger airport to Praia de Altura is Faro Airport (FAO) in Acores, 45 km (28 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Praia de Altura is Jerez Airport (XRY) in Spain, 136 km (84 miles) away.

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Praia de Altura Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 25 May 2022, 00:40 Local Time
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Wave (m)
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Wind (km/h)
35
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30
Wind State off off off off

Swell History at Praia de Altura

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

Wind History at Praia de Altura

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

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