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A real fun wave, worth the detour if you're in the area, with warmer water than the breaks on the Atlantic facing coastline

A tourists beach which, given the right conditions, throws up a great right-hand wave. A steep take-off which holds some size - the locals (most of them bodyboarders) have it wired so be prepared for not getting a lot of waves. and beware of the fake sand bottom, the rocks are exposed depending on the time of the year. watch out for undertow when its big.

Additional Info:
Parking is available right at the beach entrance, in summer don't leave valuables in your car, and watch the crowd....

Due to its relatively protected position, needs a sizeable swell (or well orientated) before it goes off.

Again, in summer, strong thermal winds often blow offshore in the evening, so check conditions throughout the day. Depending on the sand bar, it can be very fickle - working for only an hour or so, on an incoming tide. The wave can be quite 'sectiony', closing out often.

At low tide a wave breaks alongside the cliffs on the extreme western end of the beach behind the point. Respect the locals, sometimes theres some stress in the line up with tourists (usually called "bifos") that drop in.


From Vila de Bispo, take the road to Lagos and after 1-2km turn south to the beach. Easy to find sand cove, the wave breaks off the right-hand end (west)

WalkInstant access (<5 min)
Public accessYes
4x4 requiredUnknown
Boat requiredUnknown
Wave Characteristics
TypePoint break
DirectionRight and left
BottomSandy with rock
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Fun
FrequencySometimes breaks (50 days/year)
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300m)
Ideal Conditions
Wind directionNorth
Swell directionWest, SouthWest, South
Swell sizeLess than 3ft - 16ft and over
TideLow and mid tide
Tide movementRising and falling tides
WeekFew surfers
WeekendUltra crowded

Rips / undertow, Rocks, Localism


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