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Praia do Cabeco Surf Guide

Praia do Cabeco in The Algarve is an exposed beach break that has inconsistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the north. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell angle is from the south. The beach breaks are all lefts. Good surf at all stages of the tide.

Praia do Cabeco Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
19.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Praia do Cabeco:

The best conditions reported for surf at Praia do Cabeco occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North.

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Praia do Cabeco with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 5% of the time in May while 17% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 78% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
5%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
17%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
78%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Praia do Cabeco Location Map

Interactive Praia do Cabeco 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.

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Praia do Cabeco Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 17:24 Local Time
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Wind (km/h)
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Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Praia do Cabeco

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

Wind History at Praia do Cabeco

Wind stats for Praia do Cabeco, 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 do Cabeco. Click below to view there surf guides.


Wave Buoys Nearest To Praia do Cabeco: