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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Machico

Madeira

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Machico is located in the northeastern part of the Island, 17 km NE of Funchal.

English (Translate this text in English): Machico is located in the northeastern part of the Island, 17 km NE of Funchal.

English (Translate this text in English): Machico is located in the northeastern part of the Island, 17 km NE of Funchal.

English (Translate this text in English): Machico is located in the northeastern part of the Island, 17 km NE of Funchal.

DistanceIn the city

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

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 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencySometimes break

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy with rock

PowerFun

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast

Good wind directionNorth, NorthWest, West, SouthWest

Swell sizeStarts working at 2m-2.5m / 6ft-8ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+

Best tide positionLow and mid tide

Best tide movementRising tide

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Week-end crowdFew surfers

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By Joe Berardo, Vila - MACHICO , 07-05-2007

Wave Rebel is the best Bodyboarder... - Hi !!! I would like to congratulate WAVE rebeL ON HIS LAST VICTORY. He's the top bodyboarder on the island. Simply rules !!!! great inspiration for the younger onesGo for it BARLIM !!!!!

By Broculhe , 20-04-2007

Waves in Machico??? - No! For sure!

By Jo , 31-03-2007

- Awesome spot! The local bodyboarders rip! By the way..my middle name is bernard.

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