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South Algarve Surfing

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The Algarve has been every foreigner's favourite slice of Portugal for decades now and surfers are no exception. It might lack some of the wave quality of Peniche and Ericeira but the laid back country vibe more than makes up for that, attracting ever increasing numbers of foreign surfers escaping from the icy winters of northern Europe. Being on the corner of the Iberian Peninsula means the Algarve has the widest swell window in the country and regular offshores on the south coast. SE wind swells can get these usually flat beaches pumping, while big winter nor'westers will wrap into the coves beyond Sagres. The Algarve is a year round destination but autumn through to spring is really the peak period because the summer can be stinking hot and with long flat spells. Winter can still be warm enough for t-shirts and the water is the warmest in Portugal.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
                       
9 - 16°C
4/3
12 - 19°C
3/2
16 - 24°C
3/2
20 - 28°C
springsuit
17 - 24°C
3/2
11 - 18°C
3/2
+ Uncrowded breaks
+ Reefs and beachs
+ Wide swell window
+ Warmest European climate
- No world class spots
- Cool water
- West coast onshores
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  Forecast Surf Report Stormrider Guide
Guide icon Forecast icon Praia da Rocha 1.5ft 10secs 294° 14mph Mostly Clear No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Uneven Reef and Sand 8
2
SE - W North Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Sagres (Tonel) Grey Star 2ft 10secs 312° 18mph Mostly Clear No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
2
S - NW North Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Sagres (South) Grey Star 4ft 10secs 305° 18mph Mostly Clear No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
2
SE - NW North Easterly Mid Tide Only
Guide icon Forecast icon Carrapateira Grey Star 2ft 10secs 312° 18mph Mostly Clear No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
2
SW - N Easterly Low to Mid Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Arrifana Star 2.5ft 10secs 298° 15mph Clear No Reports Available. Right Pointbreak Uneven Reef 18
6
SW - N Easterly Low to Mid Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Vale Figueiras Grey Star 2ft 10secs 312° 18mph Mostly Clear No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Lagos 1.5ft 10secs 294° 14mph Mostly Clear No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
3
SE - W North Easterly Mid to High Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Falesia-Vilamoura 1ft 10secs 287° 11mph Mostly Clear No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Beliche Grey Star 2ft 10secs 312° 18mph Mostly Clear No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 12
3
SE - W North Easterly Low to Mid Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Zavial Grey Star 2ft 10secs 312° 18mph Mostly Clear No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
3
SE - NW North Easterly Mid to High Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Praia da Luz Star 1.5ft 10secs 294° 14mph Mostly Clear No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Uneven Reef and Sand 10
3
SE - NW Northerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Praia Castelejo Grey Star 2ft 10secs 312° 18mph Mostly Clear No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
2
SW - N Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Praia da Cordama Grey Star 2ft 10secs 312° 18mph Mostly Clear No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
2
SW - N Easterly Low to Mid Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Praia da Bordeira Grey Star 2ft 10secs 312° 18mph Mostly Clear No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Uneven Reef and Sand 10
2
SW - N Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Amoreira Grey Star 2.5ft 10secs 298° 15mph Clear No Reports Available. No Data Available Sand 6
2
SW - N Easterly Low to Mid Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Monte Clérigo Grey Star 2.5ft 10secs 298° 15mph Clear No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
2
SW - N South Easterly Low to Mid Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Monte Clérigo Grey Star 2.5ft 10secs 298° 15mph Clear No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
2
SW - N South Easterly Low to Mid Tide