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Latitude: 41° 0.547' N
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park along the road fronting the beachside promenade.
DistanceIn the city
WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessPaddle > 20mn or Boat
Wave qualityRegional Classic
DirectionRight and left
BottomSandy with rock
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell direction
Good wind direction
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Use rip out along the jettiesñ watch for inside rock piles, also watch out for fishermens net lines.
Average, sometimes bad water quality (actually, always). The crowd sets in usually around 9:30-10:00am on weekends.
When it gets between 1,5 an 2,5 meters, with no North wind (which is the usual case, unfortunately )it can get absolutly tubular, classic and perfect. You just have to surf it on the right day
If you surf it on a big day and you will see that it is not for all surfers and it can be powerful...
One of the closer spots to Porto that has ridable surf, but not epic or anything.
By Tiago Tavares , 07-10-2007
Water Quality - www.quercus.pt disclosed a document concerning Water Quality about the beaches in Portugal. Espinho was one of the beaches with a "Gold Quality" award. (http://www.quercus.pt/xFiles/scEditor/File/Docs/Listagemdaspraias2006.doc)
By Tony B. Bournmouth , 17-06-2007
Thanks to all - Just spent two weeks surfing this spot in June 07. Locals friendly and waves mostly very good with a couple of excellent days. Bars and food cheap. Gonna go back.Thanks to all the locals.
By firstname.lastname@example.org , 07-12-2005
- i went here in july for 2 weeks and stayed in the campsite got waves about half the trip was pretty chilled just smoked and shit meet a few girls, theres better spots though - not guna tell u bithcs though ha!
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