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Latitude: 37° 6.729' N
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Take a taxi boat (ferry) from tavira city to the island.
DistanceTake a car
WalkGood walk (15-30 mn)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessBy boat only
Wave qualityRegional Classic
DirectionRight and left
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthShort (< 50m)
Good swell directionSouthEast
Good wind directionNorth, NorthWest, SouthEast, East
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+
Best tide positionLow tide only
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week-end crowdUltra crowded
- Rips / undertow
- Man-made danger (buoys etc..)
Park the car in the city of tavira or in Quatro-Aguas and take the ferry boat from there to the spot(ilha de tavira) it´s really easy to get there. The wave is very inconsistent, can get good occasionally, but with the very consistent and relativelly uncrowded West coast so closeby it is a waste of time to go to this spot... most of the times...
Very nice spot. Gave to us a lot of fun!
Very inconsistent, but when it breaks its a fun short wave. Its a beachbreak so it depends a lot on the quality of the sand banks... The take-off area is pretty small an VERY crowded. Respect the locals... Dont forget that you have to leave your car on the carpark which is a 20 minute ferry ride away...
By Anonymous , 08-03-2010
Ilha de Cabanas - Hi,
Is it possible to surf in Ilha de Cabanas or just in Ilha de Tavira?
By tamsk1 , 24-10-2006
small but beautiful - I can't believe this hardly ever works. Nice place tro visit though. You can walk over the bridge from the nearby fishing village. We went when the SW swell was massive and it was only a foot.
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