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Latitude: 37° 2.893' N
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From Faro drive west until u reach Vale do Lobo. At the Praca at VDL a large spit of sand has been extended out to sea and has made a right pointbreak.
DistanceIn the city
WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name VDL
Wave qualityRegional Classic
DirectionRight and left
PowerHollow, Fast, Fun
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionWest, SouthWest, South
Good wind directionNorth, NorthWest, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to
Best tide positionMid and high tide
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
try to get there on a quite big day, after a storm is best, as the wave does not wrap around the point properly if it is small.
There is hardly anybody ever at this spot because the surfers around the area either dont notice VDL as a surf spot or thay havent realised that there is now a point break there! also a lot of tourists play in the water near the shore so watch out, their parents might get stressy if u run them over!
This is a sick spot but most people have still not realised it s full potential!!
By O davidson , 15-04-2006
SICK!!!! - I was down at the praça the other night, and i was sitting in the bar looking out to sea! It was about 1m but was breakin soooooooooo clean!!!
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