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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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 Praia de arda

Portugal, North Porto

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drive to ''VILA PRAIA DE ANCORA'' don't drive into the vilage go straith off.
and follow the way untill you see a name plate withe on it ''praia de arda''.
turn off there and you will drive on a bumpy way.
on the end of it you will find a parking spot.
park your car get your suit and your board and paddle out.

English (Translate this text in English): drive to ''VILA PRAIA DE ANCORA'' don't drive into the vilage go straith off.<br />and follow the way untill you see a name plate withe on it ''praia de arda''.<br />turn off there and you will drive on a bumpy way.<br />on the end of it you will find a parking spot.<br />park your car get your suit and your board and paddle out.

English (Translate this text in English): drive to ''VILA PRAIA DE ANCORA'' don't drive into the vilage go straith off.&lt;br &#47;&gt;and follow the way untill you see a name plate withe on it ''praia de arda''.&lt;br &#47;&gt;turn off there and you will drive on a bumpy way.&lt;br &#47;&gt;on the end of it you will find a parking spot.&lt;br &#47;&gt;park your car get your suit and your board and paddle out.

English (Translate this text in English): drive to ''VILA PRAIA DE ANCORA'' don't drive into the vilage go straith off.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;and follow the way untill you see a name plate withe on it ''praia de arda''.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;turn off there and you will drive on a bumpy way.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;on the end of it you will find a parking spot.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;park your car get your suit and your board and paddle out.

DistanceIn the city

WalkInstant access (&lt; 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyDon't know

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerFun

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest

Good wind directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast

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

Best tide positionHigh tide only

Best tide movementRising tide

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdCrowded

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- Localism

 Additional Information

It's a beautiful spot for pictures
don't go to deep into the water
you have to find out your self how to surf there
every one has is own style
I like't to peddle in late to scoor a barrel

English (Translate this text in English): It's a beautiful spot for pictures<br />don't go to deep into the water<br />you have to find out your self how to surf there<br />every one has is own style<br />I like't to peddle in late to scoor a barrel

English (Translate this text in English): It's a beautiful spot for pictures&lt;br &#47;&gt;don't go to deep into the water&lt;br &#47;&gt;you have to find out your self how to surf there&lt;br &#47;&gt;every one has is own style&lt;br &#47;&gt;I like't to peddle in late to scoor a barrel

English (Translate this text in English): It's a beautiful spot for pictures&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;don't go to deep into the water&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;you have to find out your self how to surf there&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;every one has is own style&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;I like't to peddle in late to scoor a barrel

Atmosphere

you can rent a little vila , we did.
there is a big supermarket they have mutch,
meet chips bread.
for the richer people you can eat out at night.
not so expensive

English (Translate this text in English): you can rent a little vila , we did.<br />there is a big supermarket they have mutch,<br />meet chips bread.<br />for the richer people you can eat out at night.<br />not so expensive

English (Translate this text in English): you can rent a little vila , we did.&lt;br &#47;&gt;there is a big supermarket they have mutch,&lt;br &#47;&gt;meet chips bread.&lt;br &#47;&gt;for the richer people you can eat out at night.&lt;br &#47;&gt;not so expensive

English (Translate this text in English): you can rent a little vila , we did.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;there is a big supermarket they have mutch,&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;meet chips bread.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;for the richer people you can eat out at night.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;not so expensive

General

the spot is beautiful.

English (Translate this text in English): the spot is beautiful.

English (Translate this text in English): the spot is beautiful.

English (Translate this text in English): the spot is beautiful.

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By GRUB , 12-09-2005

Praia de Mariana - Great Beach, provides long lefts and rights... Believe that it is also know and refered two as "Praia de Mariana". I found some good arial shots but can't read the text as it is in Portuguese, copy and paste link: http://www.planetapesca.com/pesqueiro2.asp.

By anonymous , 24-10-2004

heei - seems to be cool!i´m from gaia.its in vila praia d ancora or near?

By anonymous , 24-10-2004

arda beach - This is a great beach for surf and bodyboard i am a local of this beach and the conditions are great,better in the spring but also good in the rest of the year. Good waves.

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