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Latitude: 37° 11.997' N
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next to the village of carrapateira, duh...
DistanceTake a car
WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityRegional Classic
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
BottomSandy with rock
PowerHollow, Powerful, Fun
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell directionNorth, NorthWest, West
Good wind directionSouth, SouthEast, East
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft
Best tide positionLow and mid tide
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
- Rips / undertow
This spot is a big long exposed beach, with two 'main' surfing areas. The southern end has a sort-of point break off the rocks which then lines up more or less well depending on the sand bars. This works at low to mid tide on most swells. The second area is about 200m up the beach with a-frame peaks on good days breaking on sand bars on mid-high tide.
Is getting crowded at the point, but if you walk up the beach you'll be surfing on your own.
Very beautiful wild place, with full exposure to the atlantic. Can get big.
By Francisco , 09-10-2007
Nice little peelers - Classy little waves this weekend...shame about the english tossers who think they own the place..leave what is in portugal to the portuguese! If you wanna surf here, try showing some respect instead of paddling around everyone like you're rob ma-fucking-chado in cali! And don't bother dissing other people's surfing level if you can't even take off on your backhand. Word
By tamsk1 , 24-10-2006
good but heavy - I really liked this wave. There's a nice rip taking you out and it's not too hard to stay in the line up. It's not too crowded but the wave is quite harsh.