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Latitude: 37° 5.138' N
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The main beach of Albufeira, Algarve
DistanceIn the city
WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
FrequencyRarely break (5day/year)
DirectionRight and left
BottomReef (coral,sharp rocks etc..) with sand
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthShort (< 50m)
Good swell directionNorth
Good wind directionSouth
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementRising tide
Week-end crowdFew surfers
Only works with HUGE South Swell, everything else = flat!
Park the car just near the beach.
It's Albufeira, lots of turists in the summer, not so many turists in the winter. Nice place to spend your vacations -> no waves in the summer.
it doesn't have waves that often and when it has the waves are not very good, but i loved to surf there with my friends! -- I agree.
From late summer on, however, when you paddle a few 100 meters lefthandside (looking at the ocean from the beach) you can get really good, approx. 3f waves 3 days a week. The only downer is that this spot has really sharp rocks 2 meters under the surface. So if you go there, you should be confident about your surfing skills.
By email@example.com , 01-06-2007
ALbufeira lessons - algarve-watersport.com are based in Portimao and pick-up daily from Albufeira.
By Rachel , 22-05-2006
Vilamoura - Hi I have the opportunity to stay at Vilamoura, east of Albufeira later this month. Could anybody tell me are there any surf spots ANYWHERE near this?! Even small waves would be fine, I'm a beginner.Thanks
By firstname.lastname@example.org , 05-05-2006
Albufeira - Hey, I´m coming to Albufeira on 22.5. Is there anyone who could rent me a board and maybe give me some lessons in the south coast area. I´ll be there for 1 week.Cheers, Anssi from Finland
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