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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 Star Star 5.5ft 8secs 230° 9mph Fair 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 Grey Star 5.5ft 8secs 237° 11mph Brief Showers Possible No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
2
S - NW North Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Sagres (South) Star Star 6.5ft 8secs 245° 11mph Brief Showers Possible No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
2
SE - NW North Easterly Mid Tide Only
Guide icon Forecast icon Carrapateira Star Grey Star Grey Star 5.5ft 8secs 237° 11mph Brief Showers Possible No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
2
SW - N Easterly Low to Mid Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Arrifana Star Star Grey Star 4.5ft 9secs 231° 6mph Brief Showers No Reports Available. Right Pointbreak Uneven Reef 18
6
SW - N Easterly Low to Mid Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Vale Figueiras Grey Star Grey Star 5.5ft 8secs 237° 11mph Brief Showers Possible No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Lagos Star 5.5ft 8secs 230° 9mph Fair No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
3
SE - W North Easterly Mid to High Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Falesia-Vilamoura Star Grey Star 5.5ft 8secs 226° 8mph Sunny No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
No Data Available
No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
Guide icon Forecast icon Beliche Star Grey Star 5.5ft 8secs 237° 11mph Brief Showers Possible No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 12
3
SE - W North Easterly Low to Mid Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Zavial Star Grey Star 5.5ft 8secs 237° 11mph Brief Showers Possible No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
3
SE - NW North Easterly Mid to High Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Praia da Luz Star Grey Star 5.5ft 8secs 230° 9mph Fair No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Uneven Reef and Sand 10
3
SE - NW Northerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Praia Castelejo Star Grey Star Grey Star 5.5ft 8secs 237° 11mph Brief Showers Possible No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
2
SW - N Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Praia da Cordama Star Grey Star Grey Star 5.5ft 8secs 237° 11mph Brief Showers Possible No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
2
SW - N Easterly Low to Mid Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Praia da Bordeira Star Grey Star Grey Star 5.5ft 8secs 237° 11mph Brief Showers Possible No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Uneven Reef and Sand 10
2
SW - N Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Amoreira Star Star Grey Star 4.5ft 9secs 231° 6mph Brief Showers No Reports Available. No Data Available Sand 6
2
SW - N Easterly Low to Mid Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Monte Clérigo Star Star Grey Star 4.5ft 9secs 231° 6mph Brief Showers No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
2
SW - N South Easterly Low to Mid Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Monte Clérigo Star Star Grey Star 4.5ft 9secs 231° 6mph Brief Showers No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
2
SW - N South Easterly Low to Mid Tide