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Its In the Vila of Costa da Caparica Very easy to find. Cds is in the direction of São João Beach
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthShort (< 50m)
Good swell directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest
Good wind directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 1m+ / 3ft+
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week crowdFew surfers
Week-end crowdFew surfers
The locals are cool guys but respect then.
Beach were the WQS is a presence every year.
When the sea is huge don´t even think of going in the water, only if you want to die.With high tide the waves break in the rocks and the outside is hard to get
By Mendo , 04-05-2010
Costa da Caparica! - Só dizem mal, mas depois surfam! So não apanha boas ondas na costa que não quer...
Foi na costa que fiz as melhores surfadas com amigos, matinais de inverno épicos e finais de tarde glass tubulares perfeitas sem crowd... É preciso saber onde, com que vento, swell, maré e que tem de se surfar...
By anonymous , 09-04-2004
no title - CDS é mesmo onda de classe mundial, principalmente a bombar com maré cheia LOOOLLL :DD Secalhar pá pesca da truta deve ser melhor...
By stay anonymous , 13-01-2004
it's a sandbar issue - like many other sandy beaches, the wave quality may vary. in the latest years there has been an erosion problem that kept removing the sand from the beaches, so the good sandbars are now less common.costa da caparica, generaly, can't hold mid size swells without closing out, (well, it depends on the sandbars and on the swell's direction). it's just a typical beachbreak wave, were you can pull one or two manoeuvres before the wave ends. and forget those photos. definitely i haven't seen waves like that around cds for a long time now.what about the locals? oh yeah, they sure are a surf hazard. specially the ones who can't surf, or the longboarders that keep trying to learn how to take off in front of a guy that's just paddling out.i'd rate cds 1,5/4. go elsewhere.
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