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Latitude: 38° 38.461' N
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From Lisbon take the bridge " ponte 25 de Abril " to the south. After crossing the bridge turn at the first to your right to " Costa da Caparica ". At the end of the highway go allways front. Park near the rotunda and you're there.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
DirectionRight and left
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionWest
Good wind directionEast
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
- Man-made danger (buoys etc..)
The left that you see must have a good sandbar to work perfectly. When it's good, it's good! Parking is okay, except on the good sunny weekend's. Don't let your personal things shown to the world in the front of your car, you might never see them again... :) The webcam url that give to you is near this beach, so you can have a preety look how the conditions are. In the site go to Caparica place.
I had very good moments of surf over there. Respect the locals that most time are friendly.
As it's not dificult to surf on the normal days you can " partir a loiça toda..." without hurting yourself!!!
By Anonymous , 30-04-2008
- The only place were waves have the smell of sardines or "bifanas"!! Really!!
By Noserider , 07-05-2007
Barbas - I surf in praia do barbas since 1990, and i had some of the best surf sessions in that spot. Its a right and lefts spot, and the waves are very fun and great for longboarding. its a very crowded spot, but if you respect the others you will be respected. Peace
By Anonymous , 10-04-2007
- Only surf there when it reaches 1,5m / +, less than that is impossible to surf a nice session. Weekends ? Forget.. crowd crowd crowd crowd!!
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