SURF SPOTS

SURF SPOTS

 

Peniche is not a crazy sand barrels machine only,to the south of supertubos, in the village of Consolacao , a long righthand rocky point and a sandy left with a beginner friendly corner, create the perfect playground for our Surf Center.To the north of Peniche, a long scalloped bay gives to surfers plenty of possibilities in the various wind-waves combo swells, at the end to the bay another freak of nature, Baleal island.A small island connected to the mainland by a narrow sandy street, creates another handful of spot to keep the turists and surf community, well fed! Beach breaks, roky points, sand bars every spot can be epic on its days, but if there are no waves or no energies for surfing, this california style village can certainly entertain with bars and clubs.

SPOTS

In the north coast of Peniche, following a dirt road you will find this beautifule white sandy
beach, that in a good day can serve up some incredible tubular waves.
Swell magnet to be checked in small days and no N wind, mid tide the best!
This beach is another swell magnet, the wave is usually messed up by wind and swell, so a good
option in those small days or S to SW wind. The lefts are usually long with steep walls of good
qulity.
In the center beach town of Baleal this reef can be defined as a really long and manuvrable
lefthander, there’s a right fickle but sometimes really good, 300meters to the north.
The wave can be mellow in small conditions or fat in high tide, but totally amazing with some size
and mid tide. Watch out for the urchin covered rocks at low tide. SW to E is offshore.
Nice easy beach break southside of Lagido, spettacular landscape provided by Baleal island.
A wave begginer friendly and usually targeted by surfschool.
To the south side of the Baleal Island, good sheltered spot with predominant northern swell, schools, longboarders, nice vibes. Can be a really good shortboard wave to when the conditions are on.
Middle of the Baleal Bay gets the most of the swell around compared to the other westerly spots.
The wave packs some power and it is offshore with SE to NE wind, when the conditions are on is a really quality wave, with barrels too.
Towards Peniche, the bay bends a bit and receive less swell, this is the place to go in bigger western or south swell. Nice banks and cool crowds.
The last corner of the Bay and you are almost in Peniche as the beach is flanked by city walls.
Average wave only to check on huge stormy conditions.
This is the undisputed big wave spot of the area, rocky bottom and heavy wave for the brave and skilled only. Into the bay a good a-frame wave on rocks will appear on the right wind and swell combo, these days, long performance walls on offer.
To the south of Peniche, the waves change swell and wind exposure as well as behaviour, so this powerful wedgy right is much stronger and faster than the northern side waves. The long harbour jetty cooperate to give shalter from swell and wind, plus gives sandbanks a very good shape, in the good days when supertubos is to scary to paddle out, this is the place to get some good barrels.
Localised.
Advanced surfers only
The queen of the area, best beachbreak of Portugal and probably Europe. Often referred as the
european Pipeline, this wave is fast, powerful and always barreling.
It can be the dream wave of your life, but be prepared to get some serious pounding.
With the predominant N NW wind is offshore. Advanced surfers only and pros over 6 feet.
The nice and quiet village of Consolacao, south of Peniche is home of 2 pointbreaks, the left starts on rocks but ends in sand, is a powerful fast wave, that can only work once in a while, south or west swells but E or no wind is the key. The right is a scenic long pointbreak that can be a fat longboard wave but can be a serious big wave spot, as works even on the biggest swell.
Watch out, the wave packs lots of water and the entry/exit is triky.
500 meters south of Consolacao, a spot surfed mainly by locals, give them respect and can join
that good righthand reef wave, that can be surfed from mid tide up. Is a good wave ideal for
carvings.
This lively little town is the southernmost spot of the Peniche area and hosts a huge amount of waves in its long beautiful sandy beach. The wave here are good for any level since are mellower than the others nereby, schools and turists in summer, but definitely a wave worth to be checked.