Peniche is a seaside township in Portugal. It has a large harbor and it is well known as a fishing town. It's worth to visit the famous impressive 16th century fortress. It was used as a prison by the secret police of dictator Salazar, where political opponents were jailed. You should also visit the baroque Misericordia Church in the main square, where you can admire the fantastic painted ceiling with scenes from the new testament.
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Surfing in Avalon Beach, Avalon, New South Wales Australia
The north side of the beach attracts surfers of all levels. The south side of the beach, also known as Little Avalon, has totally different surf characteristics. To begin with, it is an exposed reef break that has dependable surf at all stages of the tide. Surfers can explore the waves with swell sizes from 3 ft (1 m) to 10 ft (3 m). The best tide movement is low and mid tide.
Ideal wind direction is from the southwest and best swell direction is from the northeast. In summer the wind blows offshore at 11%, in autumn the wind blows at 14%, in winter at 10% and in spring at 9%. This spot can produce good waves all year long and it is suitable for more experienced surfers. The average water temperature is about 21ºC/69.8ºF. Watch out for rips, rocks, urchins and sharks.