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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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 Póvoa de Varzim

Portugal, North Porto

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 Access

In the City (póvoa de Varzim) ask for "zona dos banhos", very easy to find

English (Translate this text in English): In the City (póvoa de Varzim) ask for "zona dos banhos", very easy to find

English (Translate this text in English): In the City (póvoa de Varzim) ask for "zona dos banhos", very easy to find

English (Translate this text in English): In the City (póvoa de Varzim) ask for "zona dos banhos", very easy to find

DistanceIn the city

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyDon't know

Wave

TypePoint-break

DirectionLeft

BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)

PowerPowerful

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell direction

Good wind direction

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

More details

Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdCrowded

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Dangers

- Rocks
- Localism

 Additional Information

the best time to surf this spot is with medium tide, not to full and not to low. This is a wave more suitable for bodyboard, but with the high tide it will be good to longboard and surf too

English (Translate this text in English): the best time to surf this spot is with medium tide, not to full and not to low. This is a wave more suitable for bodyboard, but with the high tide it will be good to longboard and surf too

English (Translate this text in English): the best time to surf this spot is with medium tide, not to full and not to low. This is a wave more suitable for bodyboard, but with the high tide it will be good to longboard and surf too

English (Translate this text in English): the best time to surf this spot is with medium tide, not to full and not to low. This is a wave more suitable for bodyboard, but with the high tide it will be good to longboard and surf too

Atmosphere

General

When it is working, you can catch some fantastic waves, it holds all the big swells, you just need to pay atention to the current

English (Translate this text in English): When it is working, you can catch some fantastic waves, it holds all the big swells, you just need to pay atention to the current

English (Translate this text in English): When it is working, you can catch some fantastic waves, it holds all the big swells, you just need to pay atention to the current

English (Translate this text in English): When it is working, you can catch some fantastic waves, it holds all the big swells, you just need to pay atention to the current

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By nadador salvador mto fixe , 14-03-2004

a ke horas fecham as ondas??? - sera que alguem me consegue dizer a que horas a que as ondas acabam??? e que eu cheguei a praia um dia e disseram que as ondas ja tinham acabado :( !!!!

By anonymous , 12-03-2004

surfistas n têm voto na materia - o surfista portugues so tem é letra. falta lhe os tomates e a atitude dos esponjas. deixem nos falar para aí

By Eddie , 04-03-2004

Rent a Windsurf - Hi! I have an important question! Where can rent a windsurf between Poro and Castello??? Please awnser!!!I stay in Braga! I would like to meet with onther surfer!Aloha!

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