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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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 Pirata or Ponta do Levante

Portugal, Algarve

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 37° 5.437' N
Longitude: 8° 24' W

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easy to find turn right in international school of algarve , just follow the street in front to the way to the beach,will find a small land with houses called Caramujeira,the beach it´s almost there.

English (Translate this text in English): easy to find turn right in international school of algarve , just follow the street in front to the way to the beach,will find a small land with houses called Caramujeira,the beach it´s almost there.

English (Translate this text in English): easy to find turn right in international school of algarve , just follow the street in front to the way to the beach,will find a small land with houses called Caramujeira,the beach it´s almost there.

English (Translate this text in English): easy to find turn right in international school of algarve , just follow the street in front to the way to the beach,will find a small land with houses called Caramujeira,the beach it´s almost there.

DistanceTake a car

WalkLong walk (>30 mn)

Easy to find?Hard to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessPaddle > 20mn or Boat

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Praia da Albandeira

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeReef-rocky

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy with rock

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthWest, South, SouthEast

Good wind directionNorth, NorthWest, NorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+

Best tide positionLow and mid tide

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

More details

Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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Dangers

- Rocks

 Additional Information

the wave it´s the biggest in the south of algarve when the swell came from southeast,in the summer u could have waves it´s perfectly normal,in the winter it´s too big too surf in there.it´s a bodyboarding wave(u could surf also)it´s a semi-secretspot.the park it´s in the front of the beach.u could rent a rural house in there the prices are quite cheap,this is a wave 7kms away from the town,a perfect paradise.

English (Translate this text in English): the wave it´s the biggest in the south of algarve when the swell came from southeast,in the summer u could have waves it´s perfectly normal,in the winter it´s too big too surf in there.it´s a bodyboarding wave(u could surf also)it´s a semi-secretspot.the park it´s in the front of the beach.u could rent a rural house in there the prices are quite cheap,this is a wave 7kms away from the town,a perfect paradise.

English (Translate this text in English): the wave it´s the biggest in the south of algarve when the swell came from southeast,in the summer u could have waves it´s perfectly normal,in the winter it´s too big too surf in there.it´s a bodyboarding wave(u could surf also)it´s a semi-secretspot.the park it´s in the front of the beach.u could rent a rural house in there the prices are quite cheap,this is a wave 7kms away from the town,a perfect paradise.

In Praia de albandeira beach in front of Pirata restaurante.

Atmosphere

beautifful view perfect in the summer,when the sweel its too small in the other spots around this sptos its breaking with more 2feet normaly from southeast swell.

English (Translate this text in English): beautifful view perfect in the summer,when the sweel its too small in the other spots around this sptos its breaking with more 2feet normaly from southeast swell.

English (Translate this text in English): beautifful view perfect in the summer,when the sweel its too small in the other spots around this sptos its breaking with more 2feet normaly from southeast swell.

English (Translate this text in English): beautifful view perfect in the summer,when the sweel its too small in the other spots around this sptos its breaking with more 2feet normaly from southeast swell.

General

the wave gives you a hollow zone in the biggening and it´s very cool(in the summer you could surf with shorts perfectly normal).

English (Translate this text in English): the wave gives you a hollow zone in the biggening and it´s very cool(in the summer you could surf with shorts perfectly normal).

English (Translate this text in English): the wave gives you a hollow zone in the biggening and it´s very cool(in the summer you could surf with shorts perfectly normal).

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By Anonymous , 15-06-2009

- This piece of the algarve coast sucks.. South east swells, it's better to go further east, and for the west and north-west swells, better to go further west!

By Anonymous , 04-12-2008

- Albandeira?

By anonymous , 07-07-2005

where is it? - Can someone tell me how do i reach this wave?Near which town?

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