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Latitude: 38° 43.807' N
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You get to Cascais, which is a villa near Lisboa, and then you go all the way ‘near coast’ until Gunicho beach. Every one in Cascais and Lisbon knows where it is.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityRegional Classic
DirectionRight and left
BottomSandy with rock
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell directionSouthWest, South
Good wind directionSouthWest, South, SouthEast, East
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementFalling tide
Week crowdFew surfers
Week-end crowdUltra crowded
- Rips / undertow
the best spot in the beach is on the right side of the midle rocks. it's less crowded, and the waves, when good, can get very powerfull and perfect.
for me is my beach break. i only surf there. we are in the water and we can see the muontain just sarting on our right side. for me its one of the most peaceful sings to do.
its the place where i pent all summer i could go any where else... thats all
By Anonymous , 30-01-2010
freezing cold - It was full august this year and the water was freezing cold. First time I had to don a wetsuit (I'm Italian and the mediterranean is far warmer than the atlantic ocean) but it was worth it.
Gostei pra crl! so deu para surfar uns quarenta minutos porque os meus pais estavam congelando na praia por causa do vento, mais foi a surfada mais legal que eu ja dei (eu sou novata)
By Yakuza , 10-11-2009
Not more than 5 feet 13sec!!! - I am a bodyboarder and on a beautyfull closeout I got hammered with my head like a nail in the sandbar of this shorrebreak at praia da crisminda (souther part of guincho).
Ouch that hurt, thought I would need a wheelchair!
Next day both my fins got pulled of my feet and one fin strap snapped. Due to the strong currents it takes a bit to get to the beach again with only one fin.
Fortunately there is a surfshop right at the beach (not the best, but ok). Two waves after I bought new fins my leash snapped.
Figured out that bodysurfing also has some nice aspects...
For me the small beach south of the main beach is the bomb: less crowded, waves more powerfull, backwash fun for bodyboarders (jumped over a wave and got perhaps 50cm high in the air, but hell it hurts to land on the stomach. How the bl****y f**king h*ll do the pro's land after 3m airs???)Have been to Cascais 4 times within a year, just love this area!!!
Danmark with 12ft 8sec and 30 knots onshore gale is like kindergarden compared to guincho which scares me with 5 feet 13sec waves.
By Alex , 21-04-2008
Guincho is great - Guincho has great conditions for surf, windsurf and kiteboard. It is a beautiful beach with friendly people. Don´t complain just surf, enjoy and respect this life and the nature around!!
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