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Latitude: 37° 6.065' N
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Drive through Villa Do Bispo, follow signs to Praia Do Castellejo, when you get to a junction, take the tar sealed road to the left. Follow down to the beach.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
DirectionRight and left
BottomSandy with rock
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionNorthWest, West
Good wind directionSouthEast, East
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to
Best tide positionMid and high tide
Best tide movement
Week crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
This spot seems to have a lot of local boogie boarders present, I experienced a blatent drop in there by one. Other than that, it gets pretty crowded especially in Summer. It seems to have a nice bank there at the moment, and offers quite a clean protected set up when all the other beaches are wind blown or too big. The water is especially clear here, don´t forget a good steamer...it´s freezing !
If you are not riding a lid, you will probably be an outcast here.
There is a handy resturant on the beach which has a good grilled pork steak. Cheap beers and snacks. Lots of english tourists both in and out of the water.
By Bartos , 01-08-2006
- It's a pretty nice beach, not a bad set up too.It was really windy everywhere else but this spot was pretty clean with not too many crew out, definately worth checking out. Cold water though!
By Jack , 25-07-2004
Class - As a bodyboarder I found this spot to be brilliant! The standard of bodyboarding is very good here. I also found the locals not to be too bad comparing with some other spots around here.
By firstname.lastname@example.org , 19-07-2004
- this wave can get a bit messy in the summer with the NE wind but when you get a 4 to 5 ft swell in the winter with a E wind it can be class good waves on the river mouth had a bit hever on the mid beach the beach is big and a nuff room for all with lots of difret stial of wave at difren times of tide
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