São João do Estoril – Praia da Poça

3/5

Everything you need to know about this surf spot

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!

FACILITIES

A surfer making a top turn at the right of Praia da Poça

São João do Estoril – Praia da Poça

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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
North
Best swell direction
West
Swell size
1 to 3 meter
LOCALISM
4/5
Best Tide
Low
Mid
High

Length of Wave
Max 150 meter
Best season
October – March
CROWD FACTOR
4/5

Location

Where to find

São João do Estoril – Praia da Poça

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.