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Latitude: 38° 30.493' N
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From Lisbon get on the A2 highway top the south, then +-15km ahead turn right in the exit indicating Sesimbra, then follow EN378 road until you reach a OTAN/NATO base, where you turn right (you will see an indication of Lagoa de Albufeira). Then you follow that road until you see an arrow pointing to Lagoa de Albufeira, and turn right following that arrow; then a little ahead turn left, go straight ahead, and near the lagoon follow the arrows indicating the ocean beach.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name Lagoa
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
DirectionRight and left
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest, South
Good wind directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
Usually works better when the Lagoon is connected to the sea, forming nice sand banks, usually giving rise to nice rights (this usually happens from May to September). When south swell appears, with clean wind conditions, there are always good waves, mostly lefts, with or without the connection to the lagoon open.
In the summer there are lot's of people in the beach and some crowd in the water, especially during weekends; not in the summer, during weekdays, there usually is no crowd (though the lagoon connection is closed, so the waves might be bad). Warning Locals are dangerous.
A nice, calm, and desert spot in the winter.
A nice, sometimes stressing and crowded spot in the summer.
By surfer , 21-09-2005
borregos!!!! - this can not be even considered a surf place!!! it is realy bad, and there are no waves in there!!! those sesimbra gu(a)ys r really stupid!!
By anonymous , 01-04-2005
you are the kook - just for your information, photo nº1 is real... I guess you are the kook as you can't tell the difference between a real photo and an altered one. But what's so amazing with that photo anyway? Just a guy pulling an air doing is skimboarding. Half the skimboarders in Portugal do that. Maybe you thought it was a surfer? Yeah, I can see the real kook now :)
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