Costa da Caparica Spot Guide

About Costa da Caparica

Popular destination for the Lisbon surf community, this huge expanse of sand is home to some quality waves. The northern stretch has regular groynes that trap sand and help sculpt reliable sandbars. Waves are either long walls for top to bottom surfing, or short and hollow. Can be heavy in bigger swells. A regular contest venue. Each section has a committed crew - further south the crowds thin and water quality improves.

Source: Costa da Caparica Surf Guide

Ability Level

All Abilities

Beg Int Adv

Good for all abilities

Local Vibe

Doable

Welcoming Intimidating

Mostly chilled with a healthy dose of humility and respect.

Crowd Factor

Moderate

Mellow Heavy

Groynes can get busy - lots of room to spread out.

Spot Rating

Fun

Poor Perfect

Huge stretch of beach break with a number of quality lefts and rights that accumulate close to groynes, producing long, walling, ripable waves with occasional barrels.

Shoulder Burn

Light

Light Exhausting

Can be easy – channels by groynes help get into line-ups. Rippy when big.

Water Quality

Fair

Clean Dirty

Gets better further south.

Additional Information

Hazards

Rips by groynes, crowds.

Access

Regular car parks by beaches.

Bring Your

Shortboard, funboard, longboard, fish, sup, bodyboard

Seabed

Sand

Best Season

Best September to May.

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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