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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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 Porto Covo

Portugal, South

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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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"

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Praia grande

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

Wave

TypeSand-bar

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerFun

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

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 2m+ / 6ft+

Best tide positionLow and mid tide

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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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....

General

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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