Peniche is a seaside township in Portugal. It has a large harbor and it is well known as a fishing town. It's worth to visit the famous impressive 16th century fortress. It was used as a prison by the secret police of dictator Salazar, where political opponents were jailed.
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Bodyboarding in Sao Juliao, Ericeira, Lisbon and Coast Portugal
In Ericeira, there are clean beaches for all kind of sunbathers. For those, who don’t want only a sunbath, but a bath of adrenaline, then Sao Juliao is the right beach. Take your body-board and let’s find out why this beach has the right conditions for practicing this sport. It’s about at 8 km/4 mi in the south of Ericeira’s center. The waves are normal and they have right and left direction.
In summer, the wind blows offshore at 5% and the waves swell size is from 1.3-2 m (4-6.5 ft). In autumn, the wind blows offshore at 28% and the waves swell size is from 2-3 m (6.5-10 ft) most of the time. In spring, the wind blows offshore at 23% and the waves swell size is from 2-3 m (6.5-10 ft) most of the time. In winter, we have the same swell size as in autumn and at 26% of the time the swell size >3 m (10 ft) and the wind blows offshore at 37%.
The swell size starts working at less than 1 m/3 ft and holds up to 2 m+ / 6 ft+. For the wind, the best direction is the east and northeast. For the swell, the west direction is the best. There are body-board schools with experts, in case you need. In Ericeira, there are accommodation options and other activities that you can do when you need a rest from breaking the waves.