Praia do Norte

3/5

Everything you need to know about this surf spot

Praia do Norte, also called Algodio, is the beach north of the harbour jetty. It starts to break proper with a bit bigger swell and offers multiple peaks breaking over rocks. There are both lefts and rights, but the best wave is a righthander in the middle of the beach called Marialvas. There is another right (called Moita) breaking off the point on the north side of the beach, but this a local spot.

Although some surf schools give lessons at Praia do Norte, the strong current towards the harbour jetty can make it dangerous when bigger.

FACILITIES

Waves breaking at Praia do Norte with the harbours jetty on the background

Praia do Norte

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Surf level
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Bottom
Sand with rocks, Reef
Direction of wave
Left and right
CONSISTENCY
3/5
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
3/5

Location

Where to find

Praia do Norte

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.