Matadouro

3/5

Everything you need to know about this surf spot

Matadouro is a nice and accessible break close to the Quiksilver Boardriders store with its outdoor skatepark. In front of the parking, on the left side of the big rock in the ocean, you will find an a-frame that produces nice mellow lefts and better quality rights. With the right tide, beginners can also surf on the reform break on the inside, but this needs good timing as it only breaks for a limited amount of time. On the right side of the big rock in the ocean is another surf spot called Paparucos.

Be aware of the many rocks and reef plateaus in the water. With low tide, it’s often too shallow to surf! Matadouro needs a moderate swell to start working properly and can hold up to 2.5 meters. Since this surf spot is sensitive to wind, light winds from the east are preferred.

During the season, this beach has a food truck on the carpark. There are also outdoor showers and toilets available.

Early morning conditions at the surf spot Matadouro

FACILITIES

Matadouro

facts

Check if this surf spot is good for you

Surf level
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Pro

Bottom
Reef
Direction of wave
Left and right
CONSISTENCY
3/5
best Wind Direction
East
Best swell direction
West, Northwest
Swell size
Up to 2.5 meter
LOCALISM
2/5
Best Tide
Low
Mid
High

Length of Wave
Max 200 meter
Best season
All year
CROWD FACTOR
2/5

Location

Where to find

Matadouro

Covid-19 flexibility

Ericeira Surf House

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

– Negative travel advice for Portugal.
– Closed borders.
– If you have been exposed to the virus and need to be quarantained.

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