In the Portuguese island, Madeira, you can find Sao Vicente along the north-west coast. Although it's located near the coast, it is well known as one of the more sheltered hinterland. Once you visit this place, you can admire the big houses, that run you back to the XVIII century.
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Surfing in Torreira, Porto, Porto and North Portugal
If you are looking for a great surf experience, then you should visit praia da Torreira.
From September to April you can explore the big waves with swell sizes often around 6 ft/1.80 m but it can reach from 9 ft/2.75 m to 15 ft/ 4.55 m. At summer, the waves are more friendly to you with swell size around 4 ft/1.20 m. The wind is light enough for the sea to be glassy about 15% of the time and blows offshore 17%. In autumn, the wind blows offshore 41% of the time, at winter blows offshore 48% and at spring 35%.
The beach is appropriate for all kind of surfers. Take a surfboard and ride on the forward face of sloppy powerful beach break waves, follow them right and left. The best tide movement is rising and falling tides. If you want to know more about surf movements, Pontoeste school gives you the opportunity to feel the magic of surfing. In Torreira, there are lots of accommodation and other activities to do when you don’t flirt with the waves.