Carcavelos

Continent
Europe
Country
Portugal
Next Big City
Lisbon
Next Town
Carcavelos
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Toilet, Food, Parking

Water

Type:
Small wave, Medium wave
Hazards:
Currents
Quality:
Clean
Best Tide:
No information

Big waves in winter from 0-2.5m, in summer some as well. Swell comes from W-SW. Dangerous powerful water flow depending on the time of the day.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Tidal
Hazards:
Concrete, Road
Beach Users:
No information

Nice sand, large area for kite landing in winter with low tide. Be careful with road proximity. Watch for the fortress as well.

Wind

Best Months:
January, February, March, November, December
Wind Type:
Frontal
Best Direction:
S, SW, W
Main Direction:
No information

Only in winter with W to S winds. Onshore winds from 10-30 knots (depends on the clouds coming). In summer no surfing because of offshore strong and instable gusts.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

Go from Lisbon to Carcavelos by `marginal` road, always by the river/sea. Arriving to Carcavelos you'll see the big beach with a big dirt car parking lot on the opposite side of the road. Go to that parking and go surf. There is a bar called Windsurf Cafe where every rider meets.

Extra information

Rules
Time

Kite spot only in winter (not allowed on summer from June to August). Watch out for the rocks at the beach edges! And be careful with strong onshore winds so that you won't go flying to the road with your kite.

Nightlife

No information