About Praia Castelejo

This stretch of the huge, sandy bay has banks that tend to shift around. Most consistent where there are walkways or cut-throughs in the dunes due to offshores helping sand accumulate. Can be excellent on small to medium sized days but also may close-out when the size picks up.

Source: Praia Castelejo Surf Guide

Ability Level

All Abilities

Beg Int Adv

Good for all abilities.

Local Vibe

Welcoming

Welcoming Intimidating

Pretty chilled.

Crowd Factor

Moderate

Mellow Heavy

Lots of room to spread out.

Spot Rating

Fun

Poor Perfect

Long, dune backed beach with shifty peaks, can be super fun walls that close-out as tide changes.

Shoulder Burn

Light

Light Exhausting

Easy when small, can lack channels as size picks up.

Water Quality

Fair

Clean Dirty

Better than northern beaches but not great

Additional Information

Hazards

Be aware of rips when big.

Access

Car park behind café.

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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