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Praia da Pinheira


    Wave quality > Regional classic
    Frequency > Sometimes break
    Experience Required > All surfers


    Type > Beach and point break
    Direction > Left and right (Right hander for the point)
    Power > Hollow, powerful, fast
    Bottom > Sand

    Swell and Wind

    Minimum Swell Size > 0.5m | 1ft
    Maximum Swell Size > 1,5 m | 5 ft
    Swell Direction > E, SE (big)
    Wind Direction > S, SE, E

    More Details

    Crowd during the Week > Empty
    Crowd on the Week-end > Few people
    Hazards >Locals on classic days


    Accommodation > Local houses, camping and cottages
    Commerce > Grocer’s shop, supermarket, snack bars and restaurants.
    Nightlife >All the time !! (Guarda do Embaรบ)
    Health assistance > Medical center available and hospital – 10 km | 6 miles

    Editor’s Comments

    As big east swells are less common than others, locals are hungry for this wave when itโ€™s working on the point break. There are waves all along the beach, but on good days the right peak produces good and long rights. The take off can be difficult.

    Worth a check only when there’s a solid east swell.