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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaya surfboard in Macaroni, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Porto Covo

Portugal, South

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Aproximadamente

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Latitude: 37° 51.3' N
Longitude: 8° 47.663' W

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Comming from the south near Sines: village of Porto Covo, road to beaches, central beach "praia grande"

English (Translate this text in English): Comming from the south near Sines: village of Porto Covo, road to beaches, central beach "praia grande"

English (Translate this text in English): Comming from the south near Sines: village of Porto Covo, road to beaches, central beach "praia grande"

English (Translate this text in English): Comming from the south near Sines: village of Porto Covo, road to beaches, central beach "praia grande"

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Alternative name Praia grande

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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.

English (Translate this text in English): Parking on the cliffs, litle snack on the beach, Camping in Porto Covo, 5 mins walking..<br />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.

English (Translate this text in English): Parking on the cliffs, litle snack on the beach, Camping in Porto Covo, 5 mins walking..&lt;br &#47;&gt;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.

English (Translate this text in English): Parking on the cliffs, litle snack on the beach, Camping in Porto Covo, 5 mins walking..&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;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.

Atmosphere

Small fisherman village on the road to Sines. Fun summer atmosphere. Good parties at the "Mar&rock" bar....

English (Translate this text in English): Small fisherman village on the road to Sines. Fun summer atmosphere. Good parties at the &quot;Mar&amp;rock&quot; bar....

English (Translate this text in English): Small fisherman village on the road to Sines. Fun summer atmosphere. Good parties at the &amp;quot;Mar&amp;amp;rock&amp;quot; bar....

English (Translate this text in English): Small fisherman village on the road to Sines. Fun summer atmosphere. Good parties at the &amp;amp;quot;Mar&amp;amp;amp;rock&amp;amp;quot; bar....

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Do make a stop here when you're comming from the south...

English (Translate this text in English): Do make a stop here when you're comming from the south...

English (Translate this text in English): Do make a stop here when you're comming from the south...

English (Translate this text in English): Do make a stop here when you're comming from the south...

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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

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