Costa da Caparica

3/5

Everything you need to know about this surf spot

Costa da Caparica, just south of Lisbon is a surfer’s paradise. Here you find 30 kilometer of beach breaks for all surf levels. From low tide lefts at Cova do Vapor to smaller waves at Fonte da Telha, there are lots of beaches and breaks to choose from. Although the waves close to the center of the town (known as CDS) are normally the best due to the jetties giving it more defined peaks, this is also the most crowded area. You can easily find less crowded peaks if you are willing to explore the coastline and drive south. But since Costa da Caparica and Carcavelos are the two most famous surf beaches close to Lisbon, you always have to deal with other surfers in the water.

Costa da Caparica can work all year round and at all tides. In terms of waves size, it fits right in between the west coast around Ericeira and the south coast around Estoril.

FACILITIES

Wave breaking in between the jetties at Costa da Caparica

Costa da Caparica

facts

Check if this surf spot is good for you

Surf level
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Pro

Bottom
Sand
Direction of wave
Left and right
CONSISTENCY
4/5
best Wind Direction
East
Best swell direction
West
Swell size
Up to 2.5 meter
LOCALISM
3/5
Best Tide
Low
Mid
High

Length of Wave
Max 150 meter
Best season
All year
CROWD FACTOR
4/5

Location

Where to find

Costa da Caparica

Covid-19 flexibility

Ericeira Surf House

See you soon!

You can reschedule your trip if you have to cancel your holiday due to one of the following reasons:

– Negative travel advice with mandatory quarantine.
– Closed borders.
– If you have been exposed to the virus and need to be quarantined.

In all cases, for this policy to apply, cancellations need to be communicated at latest 5 days prior to arrival.