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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaya surfboard in Macaroni, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 37° 26.55' N
Longitude: 8° 47.98' W

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Down at Alentejo (A2) (South) Odeceixe is on the map, really easy to find.

English (Translate this text in English): Down at Alentejo (A2) (South) Odeceixe is on the map, really easy to find.

English (Translate this text in English): Down at Alentejo (A2) (South) Odeceixe is on the map, really easy to find.

English (Translate this text in English): Down at Alentejo (A2) (South) Odeceixe is on the map, really easy to find.

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceAll surfers




DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy with rock

PowerFun, Powerless

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorthWest

Good wind directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdCrowded

Week-end crowdCrowded

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By Anonymous , 20-11-2010

Love this spot! - Odexeice is an amazing spot. Both for beginners and experienced. I have now been there every winter and summer for the past 10 years, and I can't get enough of it. Not only the beach is nice and beautiful, but the small city of Odexiece is nice too. Although many germans comes every year -.-
The best time of waves is in end of June-August, but the crowdest time of the year is in August. You can simply not get a parking slot or a slot down the beach. The surf school is EPIC! That's the surf school who taught me to surf. If the waves are bad at Odexeice, the surf school takes you and the team to Arifana or another beach with great waves that day. I simply can't wait to come back ;)

By , 15-12-2006

Odeceixe - Does anyone know if this little old town gets going much in the summer, is there a buzz about in the evenings. Looking to buy a place there right now to rennovate but only visited once in November when it was quite, the beach was blown out, didn't have my board and had stomach flu. For some reason still thought it had potential! Looks promising from photos online and the reviews, thanks to whoever put those on :-)

By Anonymous , 26-08-2006

Better than first described - by Guy - Dear Cuze, I won't argue if this beautiful beach is Algarve or Alentejo. However, my first comment about it being overrated is wrong. I surfed here again three times in early and mid August 2006. The first time on 3-4 foot faces, clean no wind worthy of 1-2 stars. The second surf was on 8-10 foot faces with only 5 other very friendly locals and Spanish visiting surfers. Every beach has its day and this was the best that I have caught Odeceixe - definitely 3-31/2 stars with good heavy steep grinding waves. Even the rip in the middle of the bay was working so the paddle out was simple. Can't wait to revisit in November - SW Portugal is a great place.

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