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When in Porto covo drive to fish harbor and you´ll see the spot in front
DistanceIn the city
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?OK
Special accessPaddle > 20mn or Boat
Alternative name Baía
Wave qualityWorld Class
Normal lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good day lengthVery Long (300 to 500 m)
Good swell directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest
Good wind directionEast
Swell sizeStarts working at 2m-2.5m / 6ft-8ft and holds up to 5m / 16 ft and over
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
- Rips / undertow
you can park your car rigth in front of the wave.
there´s no sand beach around so you migth want to check your leash before you go out. there´s a chanel to paddle and its normaly safe.
its a powerfull wave, pointbreak, if you make the drop then its easy to surf it. 3 sections: very fast and hollow drop, then the waves gets slower and in the final section you´ll get extra speed again!! beware of rocks in front of you.
- Heavy & Dangerous
By Xico alentejano , 20-03-2007
- Never seen the left hander work.. i posted that second pic and that pit some previous guy mnetioned is pure illusion
By firstname.lastname@example.org , 15-08-2006
be carefull - In february i was there and i see very very long right wave so i decided to go surf with my 6.6 and i didn't see the power of the ripps at the begining.....This wave could be perfectwithout ripps, i was in the ripps and the problem is you have rock every where ! i go in the water within the harbour but, when i was at the line up the ripps take me toward the ilha de pesseguiro, so i decide to go out but where it's reef every where and i start to drift toward the ilha but there is a place between Porto covo and ilha where the wave are more big and powerfull. This day i break my surfboard in the rock... and since this day i don't go surfing alone place like this.... i spoke with people of Porto covo they says there were accident very often with surferso think before go surf there
By anonymous , 20-01-2006
WOW! - WOWOWOWOWO !!! i have seen it break with 20ft offshore classic, but the right hander is a mellow wave, i did not know it worked so small in low tide :( check that foto the left hander is a very nice PIT!!!!
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