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Latitude: 37° 51.3' N
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Comming from the south near Sines: village of Porto Covo, road to beaches, central beach "praia grande"
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name Praia grande
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
DirectionRight and left
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest
Good wind directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+
Best tide positionLow and mid tide
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week-end crowdFew surfers
Parking on the cliffs, litle snack on the beach, Camping in Porto Covo, 5 mins walking..
Clear sand break, no hidden dangers...but stay in the middle of the cove, in front of the life guard post, at both ends rocks under water.
Small fisherman village on the road to Sines. Fun summer atmosphere. Good parties at the "Mar&rock" bar....
Do make a stop here when you're comming from the south...
By tamsk1 , 24-10-2006
Check it out - This site is well worth checking out, as are many of the beaches to the North. It's not as heavy as other waves in the area and better for beginners.
By Ann Leenaerts, from Belgium , 05-08-2006
No stress, Porto Covo! - For the last 3 summers we go to Portugal! And Praia de Mira (in the north) an Porto Covo are really the best places to be! Especially for surfers! And the World festival this year makes !t even more special!
By Surfman , 03-11-2005
Porto Covo Rules - Porto Covo is a nice spot to all surfers practice surf, some days waves are big, so go there and enjoy