Continent
Europe
Country
Portugal
Next Big City
Lisbon
Next Town
Troia, Setubal
 
Type:
Ocean, River Mouth
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Rescue, Shower, Toilet, Food, Parking

Water

Type:
Shallow, Flat, Chop, Small wave, Medium wave
Hazards:
Currents, Ships
Quality:
Clean
Best Tide:
No information

Flat during the summer when NW wind is predominant or swell during winter with SW wind. During winter you have the inside bays to sail in flatter water. There is some strong current if you go to the middle of the river.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Big
Hazards:
None
Beach Users:
None

Very large beach (30km) with soft sand, no rocks, shells etc. More than enough space to safely relaunch and land a kite. No objects close by, just sand dunes. Not crowded.

Wind

Best Months:
January, February, March, November, December
Wind Type:
Thermal
Best Direction:
S, SSW, SW, WSW, W
Main Direction:
N

Best wind comes from South, Southwest and West, very stable. The North wind is tricky and very gusty. Best period for kitesurfng is the off-season from autumn to spring. During the summer you get a thermal effect and have 15 knots almost every day. During winter it is one of the safes places to sail and the wind comes completely clean from the sea.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

From Lisbon by car it takes 30 min to Setubal. After that catch the ferry and 20 min later you will be at Troia. If you come from the south, go to Comporta and then follow to Troia. The spot in in the connection from Rio Sado to the sea.

Extra information

Rules
None

Just drive a few km to the south and enjoy the empty beaches.

Nightlife

No information