Pontinha

4/5

Everything you need to know about this surf spot

Pontinha is the northern outside section of Ribeira d’Ilhas. A couple of times a year Pontinha is connected with Ribeira, but most of the time this is a wave on its own. Like Ribeira, Pontinha is a nice righthander, but it’s more difficult, faster and can have some sections to overcome. The take-off is next to a rocky ledge sticking out into the ocean.

This wave works best with more water, so mid to high tide is normally the best. Take care of the urchins and respect the locals!

FACILITIES

Surfing the highhand wave of Pontinha

Pontinha

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Surf level
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Bottom
Reef
Direction of wave
Right
CONSISTENCY
4/5
best Wind Direction
East
Best swell direction
West, Northwest
Swell size
Up to 3 meter
LOCALISM
4/5
Best Tide
Low
Mid
High

Length of Wave
Max 200 meter
Best season
All year
CROWD FACTOR
4/5

Location

Where to find

Pontinha

Covid-19 flexibility

Ericeira Surf House

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