Porto da Cruz is a small village, in the municipality of Machico, in the northeastern side of Madeira, a Portuguese island. It's enclosed by the mountains of Paul da Serra. Pico do Larano (765m/2509ft), Pico da Suna (1040m/3412ft) and Pico da Maiata (766m/2513ft) are the highest points. Its name derives from a cross (Cruz), that the explorers placed on a loch, that once used as a port (Porto).
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Surfing in Lizard Heads, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria Australia
Mornington Peninsula lies to the southeast of Melbourne, Victoria’s capital city. It is surrounded by Western Port to the east and Port Phillips to the west. There is a vast number of great surf sites all along this section.
Lizard Heads or Shittard is an exposed reef break next to Kegs surf spot. Here you can explore the waves with swell sizes from 1 m-1.5 m/3 ft-5 ft and holding up to 2 m/6 ft. The best wind direction is from the northeast, north and the ideal swell direction is from the southeast, south.
This spot can provide waves at any time of the year. The best tide movement is rising tide and the ideal tide position is all tides. In summer, the wind blows offshore at 66%, in autumn the wind blows at 58%, in winter at 60% and in spring at 67%. The site is suitable for surfers of all levels. Lizard Heads is usually crowded during weekends. In conclusion, apart from surfing, you can also explore the peninsula which is famous for the variety of beaches, the wineries and the mazes. Note: watch out for sharks, rocks and localism.
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December – AUSTRALIA
River Rafting Tour Class III / IV / V & outdoor experiences on Tully River.
Not an expedition. 21 Days – air travel not included.