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Praia de Faro break guide

Praia de Faro Surf Guide

Praia de Faro in The Algarve is an exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf. Offshore winds blow from the northeast and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the best swell direction is from the west southwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Overcrowding can even make surfing hazardous.

Praia de Faro Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
19.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Praia de Faro:

The best conditions reported for surf at Praia de Faro occur when a West-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Praia de Faro with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 50% of the time in January while 39% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 11% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
50%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
39%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
11%
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 Faro Location Map

Interactive Praia de Faro 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 Faro is Faro Airport (FAO) in Acores, which is 3 km (2 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Praia de Faro is Jerez Airport (XRY) in Spain, 175 km (109 miles) away.

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Praia de Faro Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 22:16 Local Time
TueWednesday 25
10PM1AM4AM7AM
Wave (m)
0.9
WNW
0.8
NW
0.4
W
0.4
W
Period (s) 5 4 9 9
Wind (km/h)
30
35
25
15
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Praia de Faro

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

Wind History at Praia de Faro

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Praia de Faro. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: inconsistent
    3km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.1
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    6km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    8km away
    • Icon beach  redBreakwater
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    10km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s22.3
    Reliability: very consistent
    12km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Praia de Faro: