Praia da Areia Branca is a beautiful vibrant small village, located in the Portuguese west coast, just a few miles north of Lisbon. Bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and with an amazing sandy coastline that stretches up to 12 km/7.4 mi long, this place is considered to be the European surfing mecca, having hosted many national and international surfing competitions.
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Although, it is a small community, Sandbridge Beach hosts many visitors every year and offers them the relaxation they need. This spot is a small paradise for summer holidays. Here you can find family rental houses, restaurants and shops. Since you found the appropriate place for your relaxation, it’s time to think about adventure. Sandbridge Beach is the right place with proper conditions for surfing.
Surfing area is north of the pier. Wave quality is normal, wave type is sand-bar, wave direction is right and left and the wave length is short (50 m/164 ft). Good swell direction is at north, south, southeast, northeast and the swell size starts working at less than 1 m/3 ft and holds up to 3 m+ /10 ft+. Best tide position is low and mid tide and the best tide movement is rising tide.
Most experienced surfers can visit the spot in late summer and fall during hurricane storms, when they will be able to best enjoy this activity. This place is ideal for those who want to avoid the crowd. The spot has few surfers in both weekdays and weekends.