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Everyone in San Jorge, knows the place, just ask for Faja dos Cubres.
DistanceTake a car
WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Public access
Special accessPaddle > 20mn or Boat
Wave qualityWorld Class
DirectionRight and left
BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)
Normal lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good day lengthVery Long (300 to 500 m)
Good swell directionNorth, NorthEast
Good wind directionSouthWest, South, SouthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.5m-2m /5ft-6ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft
Best tide positionMid tide
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week-end crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
Faja dos Cubres is the Longest left in Portugal without any doubt, you also can catch a fast right hander that breaks on the north part of the spot.
From this spot you can see many other spots formed by giant landslides.
By Anonymous , 02-12-2007
The truth - Maybe in the last 25 years there has been a few ridable days.I have been going there since 1987, but not to surf. Due to the cliffs, the wind is onshore and the surf is mush that sections. No clean place to stay, no food, cold wet & windy. Great place to hike and be alone. If you want waves head to a place that is known to have waves. The reason nobody comes here is because its not worth it.
By Anonymous , 28-01-2007
aaaa - I didn't find any waves there when i went to Sao Jorge, and I visit it all days. :(!
By Marc , 11-12-2006
Just visiting - Hello, I'm traveling to Sao Jorge this summer because my girlfriend's family is from there. I was hoping to squeeze in a surf session or two while I was there. I would be alone because she doesn't surf. I have much respect for the ocean and for all cultures of the world and would like to meet some new surf buddies. I am not your typical American. If anyone has any advice for what size board I should bring and wetsuit I would be very grateful. Thanks
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