Costa da Caparica is a tourist destination, in Portugal. It's located in the municipality of Almada, along the western coast of Setubal. In the old times, it was a fishing place, but now it's a destination where you can enjoy the sandy beach, the religious and secular festivities throughout the year. Beach of Costa da Caparica is the largest beach, about 30km/15mi long, in Portugal.
- ABOUT THE SPOT
Bodyboarding in Pedra Branca, Ericeira, Lisbon and Coast Portugal
The spot is located in Ericeira, in the municipality of Mafra, in Portugal. It’s a rocky reef with epic waves. They are powerful, hollow and fast, with left direction. After the swell starts working, at 1.5 m-2 m /5 ft-6 ft and holds up to 3 m+ / 10 ft+, these are the best waves in Portugal. The west, southwest and south swell direction is the best.
For the wind, the southeast, east and northeast direction is the best. In spring, at 11% of the time the waves swell size is from 1.3-2 m (4-6.5 ft) and the wind blows offshore at 6%. In summer, the wind blows offshore at 0,3% and most of the time we have no swell, only at 3% of the time we have waves with swell size from 0.5 to 2 m (1.5-6.5 ft). In autumn, at 7% of the time the waves swell size is from 2 to 3 m (6.5-10 ft) and the wind blows offshore at 6%. In winter, the wind blows offshore at 12% and at 13% of the time, the swell size is from 2-3 m (6.5-10 ft).
There are bodyboard schools, with experts at your disposal, in case you need someone to show you what the adrenaline explosion means. If you like the fresh fish, Ericeira is the best place to taste seafood. Walk through the cobbled streets and enjoy the sunshine and the warm climate. You can admire the old buildings, full of history and visit the museum, the municipal library and the cultural center. You can easily spend your spare time with your friends and enjoy the nightlife of this fishing village.
The combination of the harmony and the hospitality of the villagers with the beautiful Atlantic views make this place the perfect destination for your vacations. In Ericeira, you can also find lovely accommodations for your relaxing time.