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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaya surfboard in Macaroni, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Ilha de Tavira

Portugal, Algarve

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
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Latitude: 37° 6.729' N
Longitude: 7° 37.347' W

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Take a taxi boat (ferry) from tavira city to the island.

English (Translate this text in English): Take a taxi boat (ferry) from tavira city to the island.

English (Translate this text in English): Take a taxi boat (ferry) from tavira city to the island.

English (Translate this text in English): Take a taxi boat (ferry) from tavira city to the island.

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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...

English (Translate this text in English): 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...

English (Translate this text in English): 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...

English (Translate this text in English): 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...

Atmosphere

Very nice spot. Gave to us a lot of fun!

English (Translate this text in English): Very nice spot. Gave to us a lot of fun!

English (Translate this text in English): Very nice spot. Gave to us a lot of fun!

English (Translate this text in English): Very nice spot. Gave to us a lot of fun!

General

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...

English (Translate this text in English): 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...

English (Translate this text in English): 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...

English (Translate this text in English): 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...

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Ilha de Tavira
By Dsurf
Nov 28, 2009
- Short session but great session.No problems standing up and able to ride the wave, turn and walk the board combining movements to continue in different peaks.I did not expect this.. Best session so far.Got to love it.... 
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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 anonymous , 05-12-2006

locals - respect the locals!!!!

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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