About Zavial

It’s a fast, hollow and powerful right wedging up off the cliffs at the far end of the beach. It can be a mission getting a wave off the locals. Needs a moderate SW or big W-NW swell to break and mid tide to avoid closing out.

The most famous of the Algarve south coast spots and also the busiest with a local crew who are on it at the slightest sniff of a wave. If the scene here is too hectic then a drive around might reveal further goods. Medium consistency in slightly warmer water temps than the west coast.

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Stormrider Guide for Zavial
  • Mid to High Tide Mid to High Tide
  • Peaky Beachbreak Peaky Beachbreak
  • Sand Sand
  • SE - NW SE - NW
  • North Easterly North Easterly
  • 8 3 Swell Range 3 - 8ft

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