Porto da Cruz is a civil parish in the municipality of Machico, on the Portuguese island of Madeira. This small village is the right place, if you want to freeze time and enjoy nature, the song of the birds and the impressive mountains, which enclose Porto da Cruz.
- ABOUT THE SPOT
Bodyboarding in The Reef, Ericeira, Lisbon and Coast Portugal
It’s true, in this beautiful beach, you will find body-boarders, the men who break the waves with their bodies. So, guys take your body-board and prepare yourself for an amazing show, because the ladies are waiting! It’s a rocky-reef game with hollow and powerful waves. The swell size starts working at 1.5 m-2 m /5 ft-6 ft and holds up to 2.5 m+ / 8 ft+. The northwest direction is the best for the swell while for the wind the east direction is considered to be as the best.
In summer, the wind blows offshore at 7% and the waves swell size is from 1.3 to 2 m (4-6.5 ft). In spring, the waves swell size is from 2-3 m (6.5-10 ft), most of the times and the wind blows offshore at 24%. In autumn, the wind blows offshore at 30% and the waves swell size is from 1.3-2 m (4-6.5 ft) to 2-3 m (6.5-10 ft). In winter, the waves swell size is from 2-3 m (6.5-10 ft) and at 25% of the time is >3 m (10 ft) and the wind blows offshore at 37%.
There are body-board schools, with experts at your disposal, in case you need. In Ericeira, you can walk through the narrow streets alone or with your company. The villagers are very hospitable and the beautiful buildings of great architecture and full of history are standing there to seduce you. You can visit the museum of Ericeira, or the municipal library and the cultural center. For the fish lovers, there are lots of restaurant, where you can taste good seafood. There are also, other activities and accommodation options.