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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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 Ponta Ruiva

Portugal, Algarve

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 37° 4.155' N
Longitude: 8° 57.965' W

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very dificult to find..it´s one of the last beaches before reaching the end of portugal...
got to ask some locals how to get there..
On the road that passes in the beach of beliche, a bit after you turn to your right to a small sandy road and then you have a lot to travel..

English (Translate this text in English): very dificult to find..it´s one of the last beaches before reaching the end of portugal...<br />got to ask some locals how to get there..<br />On the road that passes in the beach of beliche, a bit after you turn to your right to a small sandy road and then you have a lot to travel..

English (Translate this text in English): very dificult to find..it´s one of the last beaches before reaching the end of portugal...&lt;br &#47;&gt;got to ask some locals how to get there..&lt;br &#47;&gt;On the road that passes in the beach of beliche, a bit after you turn to your right to a small sandy road and then you have a lot to travel..

English (Translate this text in English): very dificult to find..it´s one of the last beaches before reaching the end of portugal...&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;got to ask some locals how to get there..&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;On the road that passes in the beach of beliche, a bit after you turn to your right to a small sandy road and then you have a lot to travel..

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (&lt; 5min)

Easy to find?Hard to find

Public access?Public access

Special access4x4

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeReef-rocky

DirectionRight and left

BottomFlat rocks with sand

PowerPowerful, Ordinary

Normal lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Good day lengthVery Long (300 to 500 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell direction

Good wind directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week-end crowdFew surfers

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Ponta Ruiva
By prsurfer
Dec 15, 2006
- My Comments: Session Highlight: Comment on Swell, Waves and Wind: Techniques to improve: Air Temperature: Water Temperature:
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By Anonymous , 12-10-2010

- well i had 8 days in the area with rubbish swell and no local knowlege, found this place and if you like to catch loads of waves that aren't great but there's none else there its sick, can easyilly catch a 250+ mtr wave, good cafe too.

By Anonymous , 30-10-2007

- Very fickle spot. I've been there about 10 times and never seen it working properly. Arrifana is 1000 times better

By Anonymous , 09-06-2007

Uauuu - Ponta Ruiva e das ondas mais fascinantes quando esta com as condicoes certas.Venham muitos mares de Sul, Sueste e (ou) Sudoeste.

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