About Monte Leão

Monte Leão can produce perfect, long rights and has the advantage of being quite sheltered from the wind, as it sits directly below the Sleeping Lion mountain on the leeward side. This SW-facing aspect means it needs a big NW swell to wrap around the headland or a moderate WSW to sneak in between the other islands to begin breaking. The most consistent section is like a pointbreak off a knuckle of reef, 500m from the beach and there are a number of sand/reef options further in, then all the way around the bay to Murdeira.

Good place for intermediates to go to escape some size in big N swells.

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  • Stormrider Guide for Monte Leão
  • All Tides All Tides
  • Right-hand break over submerged reef Right-hand break over submerged reef
  • Sand Sand
  • SW - N SW - N
  • North Easterly North Easterly
  • 8 2 Swell Range 2 - 8ft

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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