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Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Zavial Surf Forecast / Algarve / Portugal

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 am Monday 10 May 2021 WEST
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Zavial surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Zavial sea temperature is 16.9 °C (Statistics for 10 May 1981-2005 - mean: 17.3 max: 18.8 min: 16.2 °C)
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Zavial surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Zavial sea temperature is 16.9 °C (Statistics for 10 May 1981-2005 - mean: 17.3 max: 18.8 min: 16.2 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-off at Zavial (light winds from the W at Sagres 8 km from Zavial).

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1 h 52 min ago

Light
11 km/h
W
Cross-Off
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Zavial this week:

The surf forecast for Zavial over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Monday (May 10) at 4AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 2.3m and 13s period with a secondary swell of 1.2m and 7s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Zavial in the next 12 days are 2.4m 13s and forecast to arrive on Monday (May 10) at 1PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 2.4m 12s period and expected on Saturday (May 15) at 1AM.

Wave TypeTime (WEST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 4AM (Mon 10th May)7.5ft (2.3m) 13s
Best Surf 4AM (Mon 10th May)7.5ft (2.3m) 13s
Most Powerful 1PM (Mon 10th May)8ft (2.4m) 13s

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

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Fri
21
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
433543221101240022122232022010000000
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T portugal.htsgw.metric.42.cc23
T portugal.htsgw.metric.66.cc23
T portugal.htsgw.metric.90.cc23
T portugal.htsgw.metric.114.cc23
T portugal.htsgw.metric.138.cc23
T portugal.htsgw.metric.162.cc23
T portugal.htsgw.metric.186.cc23
T portugal.htsgw.metric.210.cc23
T portugal.htsgw.metric.234.cc23
T portugal.htsgw.metric.258.cc23
T portugal.htsgw.metric.282.cc23
2
WNW
2.4
WNW
2.4
WNW
2.2
WNW
1.8
WNW
1.6
WNW
1
WNW
1
WNW
0.9
WNW
1.4
WNW
0.3
W
0.4
WNW
1.2
WNW
1.7
WNW
2
WNW
2.4
NW
1.5
WNW
1.3
WNW
1.3
WNW
1.1
WNW
1
WNW
0.9
WNW
1.2
WNW
1.2
WNW
0.1
S
1
WNW
0.9
WNW
0.7
WNW
0.9
WNW
0.5
WNW
1.1
WNW
0.1
S
0.8
WNW
1.5
NW
0.1
S
0.1
S
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8671901184414127855731771801273204269222789005434123822552511832722563204151101151903412138044
20
WNW
25
W
30
WNW
25
NW
15
NNW
20
WNW
15
NW
15
W
25
NW
25
NNW
15
NNW
30
NW
20
WNW
30
NNW
40
NNW
30
N
25
N
30
NNW
25
NNW
15
NNW
25
NW
20
NNW
15
N
30
NW
25
N
15
N
25
NNW
30
N
25
N
35
NNW
35
NNW
45
N
45
NNW
30
N
30
N
40
NNW
offcross-
off
cross-
off
offoffoffoffcross-
off
offcross-
off
offoffoffoffoffcross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
2:18AM
2.67
2:37PM
2.68
2:50AM
2.69
3:07PM
2.73
3:22AM
2.68
3:38PM
2.74
3:54AM
2.62
4:09PM
2.70
4:27AM
2.54
4:41PM
2.63
5:01AM
2.42
5:16PM
2.53
5:38AM
2.29
5:55PM
2.42
6:20AM
2.17
6:41PM
2.31
7:14AM
2.06
7:40PM
2.24
8:24AM
2.01
8:51PM
2.23
9:42AM
2.05
10:05PM
2.31
10:54AM
2.20
8:28AM
0.32
8:44PM
0.35
8:58AM
0.30
9:16PM
0.32
9:28AM
0.32
9:48PM
0.32
9:59AM
0.38
10:21PM
0.37
10:30AM
0.46
10:56PM
0.46
11:03AM
0.57
11:33PM
0.58
11:40AM
0.69
12:15AM
0.70
12:22PM
0.80
1:06AM
0.81
1:17PM
0.90
2:11AM
0.86
2:26PM
0.96
3:26AM
0.82
3:44PM
0.92
4:37AM
0.68
4:55PM
0.78

Note: the tide data above is for Salema which is 5 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Zavial.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Zavial blow from the NW

Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Fri
21
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
clear
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
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-6:31--6:31--6:30--6:28--6:28--6:26--6:26--6:26--6:24--6:24--6:22--6:22-
--8:31--8:32--8:32--8:34--8:35--8:36--8:37--8:37--8:38--8:38--8:39--8:40

Short Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Mon morning. Very mild (max 17°C on Wed morning, min 15°C on Sun night). Mainly fresh winds.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 17°C on Thu morning, min 13°C on Fri night). Winds increasing (light winds from the NNW on Thu morning, strong winds from the NNW by Fri afternoon).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 25°C on Tue morning, min 15°C on Sat night). Mainly fresh winds.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 22°C on Wed morning, min 12°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (moderate winds from the N on Tue night, strong winds from the N by Thu morning).

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Information about the Zavial Surf forecast

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

Zavial is 19 km (12 miles) from Lagos. If you plan a holiday in The Algarve, look for hotels and other accommodation in Lagos. Lagos has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.