Praia de Santo Amaro

4/5

Everything you need to know about this surf spot

Praia de Santo Amaro is the first large beach you’ll find travelling from Lisbon to the west. Santo Amaro is more sheltered than most of the surf spots on this coastline and therefore needs a really big swell to start working. Once the conditions are right, it’s most likely the best wave around.

This long right point break offers multiple barrel sections breaking over a reef plateau on the west side of the beach. It is hollow and powerful all the way. It needs a bit more water to work properly, so your best bet is from mid tide onwards. As a reference, it’s around one meter smaller than Carcavelos with similar conditions. So when Carcavelos is maxed out, you will have lots of fun in Santo Amaro. Only for advanced surfers!

Please note that the best time to surf this stretch of coast is October to March. In the summer there are usually no waves!

Surfers in the lineup at the amazing righthander of Praia da Santo Amaro

FACILITIES

Praia de Santo Amaro

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Surf level
Beginner
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Bottom
Reef
Direction of wave
Right
CONSISTENCY
2/5
best Wind Direction
North, Northeast
Best swell direction
Southwest, West
Swell size
1.5 to 4 meter
LOCALISM
4/5
Best Tide
Low
Mid
High

Length of Wave
Max 200 meter
Best season
October – March
CROWD FACTOR
4/5

Location

Where to find

Praia de Santo Amaro

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 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.