Praia do Guincho

4/5

Everything you need to know about this surf spot

Praia do Guincho is well-known for its wind- and kitesurfing conditions due to its location close to Cabo da Roca (the most western point of continental Europe). However, when the wind calms down, Guincho is actually also one of the best beach breaks of the region. It picks up lots of swell, is consistent and attracts local crowd from the Lisbon area.

The waves are suitable for beginners on the smaller days, but will get very powerful when the size increases. Usually there is a good lefthander on the south side of Guincho beach and an a-frame more towards the middle. This surf spot can work with all tides, depending on the position of the sand banks. But low to mid tide is normally your best bet. Watch out for the rocks in the middle of the beach!

If Guincho is too crowded, it might be worth to check the smaller bay just south of Guincho called Praia da Cresmina.

Wave breaking to the left in front of the Muchaxo pool at Praia do Guincho

FACILITIES

Praia do Guincho

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Check if this surf spot is good for you

Surf level
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Pro

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

Length of Wave
Max 150 meter
Best season
April – September
CROWD FACTOR
4/5

Location

Where to find

Praia do Guincho

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.