About Almagreira

A wall of crumbly, red sandstone cliffs looks out over this huge expanse of golden sand that stretches from Baleal northeast to the Obidos Lagoon. One of the highlights is Almagreira, home to some consistent banks that work through the tides. Picks up loads of swell so super consistent, but easily blown out. No facilities here - access via piste roads, can be tricky after heavy rains.

Source: Almagreira Surf Guide

Ability Level

All Abilities

Beg Int Adv

Good for all abilities, remote so take care.

Local Vibe

Doable

Welcoming Intimidating

OK, but this stretch used to be mostly locals and is now getting busy, so humility and respect will serve you well.

Crowd Factor

Moderate

Mellow Heavy

If busy, walk up beach as there are many peaks to chose from.

Spot Rating

Fun

Poor Perfect

Long stretch of consistent beach break that can produce some fun, occasionally hollow banks.

Shoulder Burn

Medium

Light Exhausting

Ok but can get heavy when size picks up.

Water Quality

Clean

Clean Dirty

OK

Additional Information

Hazards

Heavy and rippy when big.

Access

Accessed via rough piste roads, parking on cliff top, don't leave valuables in the car. Cliff access prone to erosion.

Bring Your

Shortboard, funboard, longboard, fish, bodyboard

Seabed

Sand

Best Season

A real swell catcher that works all year but best September to November.

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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