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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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 Lagoa de Albufeira

Portugal, Central Lisboa

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Precision: Approximatif

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Latitude: 38° 30.493' N
Longitude: 9° 11.028' W

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 Access

From Lisbon get on the A2 highway top the south, then +-15km ahead turn right in the exit indicating Sesimbra, then follow EN378 road until you reach a OTAN/NATO base, where you turn right (you will see an indication of Lagoa de Albufeira). Then you follow that road until you see an arrow pointing to Lagoa de Albufeira, and turn right following that arrow; then a little ahead turn left, go straight ahead, and near the lagoon follow the arrows indicating the ocean beach.

English (Translate this text in English): From Lisbon get on the A2 highway top the south, then +-15km ahead turn right in the exit indicating Sesimbra, then follow EN378 road until you reach a OTAN/NATO base, where you turn right (you will see an indication of Lagoa de Albufeira). Then you follow that road until you see an arrow pointing to Lagoa de Albufeira, and turn right following that arrow; then a little ahead turn left, go straight ahead, and near the lagoon follow the arrows indicating the ocean beach.

English (Translate this text in English): From Lisbon get on the A2 highway top the south, then +-15km ahead turn right in the exit indicating Sesimbra, then follow EN378 road until you reach a OTAN/NATO base, where you turn right (you will see an indication of Lagoa de Albufeira). Then you follow that road until you see an arrow pointing to Lagoa de Albufeira, and turn right following that arrow; then a little ahead turn left, go straight ahead, and near the lagoon follow the arrows indicating the ocean beach.

English (Translate this text in English): From Lisbon get on the A2 highway top the south, then +-15km ahead turn right in the exit indicating Sesimbra, then follow EN378 road until you reach a OTAN/NATO base, where you turn right (you will see an indication of Lagoa de Albufeira). Then you follow that road until you see an arrow pointing to Lagoa de Albufeira, and turn right following that arrow; then a little ahead turn left, go straight ahead, and near the lagoon follow the arrows indicating the ocean beach.

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

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 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Lagoa

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerFast

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest, South

Good wind directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdCrowded

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow
- Localism

 Additional Information

Usually works better when the Lagoon is connected to the sea, forming nice sand banks, usually giving rise to nice rights (this usually happens from May to September). When south swell appears, with clean wind conditions, there are always good waves, mostly lefts, with or without the connection to the lagoon open.

English (Translate this text in English): Usually works better when the Lagoon is connected to the sea, forming nice sand banks, usually giving rise to nice rights (this usually happens from May to September). When south swell appears, with clean wind conditions, there are always good waves, mostly lefts, with or without the connection to the lagoon open.

English (Translate this text in English): Usually works better when the Lagoon is connected to the sea, forming nice sand banks, usually giving rise to nice rights (this usually happens from May to September). When south swell appears, with clean wind conditions, there are always good waves, mostly lefts, with or without the connection to the lagoon open.

English (Translate this text in English): Usually works better when the Lagoon is connected to the sea, forming nice sand banks, usually giving rise to nice rights (this usually happens from May to September). When south swell appears, with clean wind conditions, there are always good waves, mostly lefts, with or without the connection to the lagoon open.

Atmosphere

In the summer there are lot's of people in the beach and some crowd in the water, especially during weekends; not in the summer, during weekdays, there usually is no crowd (though the lagoon connection is closed, so the waves might be bad). Warning Locals are dangerous.

English (Translate this text in English): In the summer there are lot's of people in the beach and some crowd in the water, especially during weekends; not in the summer, during weekdays, there usually is no crowd (though the lagoon connection is closed, so the waves might be bad). Warning Locals are dangerous.

English (Translate this text in English): In the summer there are lot's of people in the beach and some crowd in the water, especially during weekends; not in the summer, during weekdays, there usually is no crowd (though the lagoon connection is closed, so the waves might be bad). Warning Locals are dangerous.

English (Translate this text in English): In the summer there are lot's of people in the beach and some crowd in the water, especially during weekends; not in the summer, during weekdays, there usually is no crowd (though the lagoon connection is closed, so the waves might be bad). Warning Locals are dangerous.

General

A nice, calm, and desert spot in the winter.
A nice, sometimes stressing and crowded spot in the summer.

English (Translate this text in English): A nice, calm, and desert spot in the winter.<br />A nice, sometimes stressing and crowded spot in the summer.

English (Translate this text in English): A nice, calm, and desert spot in the winter.&lt;br &#47;&gt;A nice, sometimes stressing and crowded spot in the summer.

English (Translate this text in English): A nice, calm, and desert spot in the winter.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;A nice, sometimes stressing and crowded spot in the summer.

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By Anonymous , 25-10-2009

warning - WARNING LOCALS AND TIDES!

By surfer , 21-09-2005

borregos!!!! - this can not be even considered a surf place!!! it is realy bad, and there are no waves in there!!! those sesimbra gu(a)ys r really stupid!!

By anonymous , 01-04-2005

you are the kook - just for your information, photo nº1 is real... I guess you are the kook as you can't tell the difference between a real photo and an altered one. But what's so amazing with that photo anyway? Just a guy pulling an air doing is skimboarding. Half the skimboarders in Portugal do that. Maybe you thought it was a surfer? Yeah, I can see the real kook now :)

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