On the northeastern side of the Portuguese island of Madeira, you will find Porto da Cruz. It's a small village in the municipality of Machico. Its name came from a cross (Cruz), that the explorers placed on a loch, that once used as a port (Porto). The mountains of Paul da Serra, Pico do Larano at 765 m/2509 ft, Pico da Suna at 1040 m/3412 ft and Pico da Maiata at 766 m/2513 ft are the guards of Porto da Cruz.
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Kiteboarding / Kitesurfing in Good Harbor Beach, Gloucester, Massachusetts USA
Good swell comes from the Southeast and East and it starts working at less than 1 m/3 ft and can reach up to more than 2.5 m/8 ft. Optimal tide position is low and mid tide and best wind direction comes from the North, South, Southeast and Northeast.
At low tide, one can walk out to Salt Island while at high tide one can enjoy body surfing or boogie boards. Lifeguards are on duty Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day from 9:00am to 5:00pm daily. This is a great spot once the conditions are ideal with big waves during winter. In summer, it is not a very crowded place and surf is not allowed during business hours, but no restrictions off season. You should mind the rocks at the bottom.
Close to the city of Gloucester, a very popular destination in summer time, you can find all the hotels and dinning places you need.