São Torpes
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São Torpes

Alentejo, Portugal



Skill Level
Good for all levels

The Break

São Torpes has two breaks: one beside the jetty and one closer to the pier. Waves are powerful, barreling, normal jetty/groin breaks. Surfers at any skill level will be sure to find waves here. All types of boards work well depending on the conditions. Consistency is year-round, as the jetty and refineries have swell shelter and protection from northern winds.

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Current Surf Report

  • Surf Height
    4 - 6 ft
  • Swells
  • Wind
    17 mph
  • Weather

Last updated: 3 weeks ago

General Details

  • Skill Level
    Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Consistency
    Year round
  • Wave Length
  • Wave Direction
  • Board Type
  • Type of Break
    Jetty / Groyne, Beach
  • Swell directions
    S, SW, W
  • Best wind directions
  • Crowd levels / week
  • Crowd levels / weekend
  • Seabed
    Sand, Rocks
  • Best tides
    Low, Mid, High, Falling
  • Power
    Powerful, Barreling
  • Access By
    Public Beach, Paddle out

The Area

São Torpes is a surfing beach in Sines, Alentejo, Portugal. Sines, an old fishing village, was the birthplace of explorer Vasco de Gama and is now known as a major industrial port for containers. The town may have a strong industrial look, however, it still has traces of its fishing village history, offering a bit of charm as well as cozy accommodations. The sandy beaches are great for surfing and swimming. The local and surf community is known to have a fun and friendly environment. Surf camps and schools are easily found on the beach offering rentals, lessons, and repairs.

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Amenities Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • Lodging
  • Parking
  • Board and Gear Rentals
  • Board/Ding Repair
  • Surf Lessons
  • Surf Photography
  • Spas/Massages
  • Golf
  • Yoga
  • Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Horseback Riding
  • Fishing Charters
  • Boating/Sailing Charters
  • Bicycle Rentals
  • Family Friendly
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