Praia da Poça is the most famous break in the area of São João do Estoril. It is both a reef and beach break. With higher tides the wave breaks over a rocky ledge offering both lefts and rights with barrel sections. The right normally is faster than the left.
When the tide gets lower, the break shifts on to the sandier part of the beach still producing both lefts and rights in front of the restaurant. Be prepared to share the lineup with some of Portugal’s best surfers. The other two breaks in the São João do Estoril area are called Bolina and Praia da Azarujinha.
Please note that the best time to surf this stretch of coast is October to March. In the summer there are usually no waves!