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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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 Carrapateira

Portugal, Algarve

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 37° 11.997' N
Longitude: 8° 54.373' W

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next to the village of carrapateira, duh...

English (Translate this text in English): next to the village of carrapateira, duh...

English (Translate this text in English): next to the village of carrapateira, duh...

English (Translate this text in English): 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

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionLeft

BottomSandy with rock

PowerHollow, Powerful, Fun

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

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

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdCrowded

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow
- Rocks

 Additional Information

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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

Atmosphere

Is getting crowded at the point, but if you walk up the beach you'll be surfing on your own.

English (Translate this text in English): Is getting crowded at the point, but if you walk up the beach you'll be surfing on your own.

English (Translate this text in English): Is getting crowded at the point, but if you walk up the beach you'll be surfing on your own.

English (Translate this text in English): Is getting crowded at the point, but if you walk up the beach you'll be surfing on your own.

General

Very beautiful wild place, with full exposure to the atlantic. Can get big.

English (Translate this text in English): Very beautiful wild place, with full exposure to the atlantic. Can get big.

English (Translate this text in English): Very beautiful wild place, with full exposure to the atlantic. Can get big.

English (Translate this text in English): Very beautiful wild place, with full exposure to the atlantic. Can get big.

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Carrapateira
Por Arndt
6 nov 2011
nice left - I had a few good sessions out at Carrapteira in early November with light offshore winds and small but fun waves. Got my new fish to work which performed really well in these conditions (thanks Justin @ www.morphsurfboards.com !!  Most of
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Carrapateira
Por Arne
2 ene 2010
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Carrapateira
Por lafitenia64
2 ene 2010
Carrapateira -
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Carrapateira
Por Cat
11 nov 2009
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Carrapateira
Por deep blue
27 ene 2008
the first -
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Viaje: Portugal Algarve Xmas 09/10
Por lafitenia64
De 29 dic 2009 a 5 ene 2010

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Viaje: Portugal Xmas 09
Por Arne
De 29 dic 2009 a 5 ene 2010
My first trip together with Andre to the Algarve. Lots of wind, rain and swell, but also some nice days with clean waves and some sunshine. Temperatures were mild, (about 18° inside and outside the water.
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Viaje: Portugal
Por Cat
De 1 feb 2007 a 30 nov 1999
Heading to Portugal - Hoping to do a good bit of surfing - Not sure of any details yet...
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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.

By Anonymous , 12-09-2006

for mark - mark better if you go to barranco......

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