Praia do Norte
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Praia do Norte

Lisbon, Portugal



Skill Level
intermediate, advanced

The Break

Also known as Algodio. Praia do Norte is a powerful and fun, normal to long right point/reef break. It needs a big swell to work and while it may not be the most popular wave within a region of many options, it's a nice alternative when nearby spots are too crowded. The surf is reliable and the environment more mellow. Shortboards, funboards, and bodyboards all work well here. Consistency is high year-round.

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Current Surf Report

  • Surf Height
    6 - 10 ft
  • Swells
  • Wind
    15 mph
  • Weather

Last updated: 3 days ago

General Details

  • Skill Level
    Intermediate, Advanced
  • Consistency
    Year round
  • Wave Length
    Normal, Long
  • Wave Direction
  • Board Type
    Shortboard, Funboard, Bodyboard
  • Type of Break
    Point, Reef
  • Swell directions
    W, NW
  • Best wind directions
    E, SE
  • Crowd levels / week
    Few to Crowded
  • Crowd levels / weekend
    Few to Crowded
  • Seabed
    Reef, Sand
  • Best tides
    Mid, High, Rising
  • Power
  • Access By
    Public Beach, Paddle out

The Area

Ericeira is a charming fishing town turned surfing mecca in Lisbon, Portugal. This vast beach area is also known as Algodio or just plain Ericeira. It is a World Surf Reserve, the first and currently the only one in Europe–the community at large is committed to protecting the coastline's biodiversity and ensures that Ericeira retains its Portuguese heritage while embodying a sustainable and mellow sea and surf culture. This beautiful coastline has cliffs, lovely sandy beaches, and world-renowned surf breaks. It attracts surfers and travelers alike from all over the world, offering traditional and modern amenities such as cottages and hotels nestled beside bars, cafes, and restaurants. A wide variety of surf camps and schools offer lessons, rentals, and repairs.

Amenities Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • Shaded Area
  • Lodging
  • Parking
  • Board and Gear Rentals
  • Surf Lessons
  • Spas/Massages
  • Golf
  • Yoga
  • Snorkeling
  • Diving
  • Horseback Riding
  • Fishing Charters
  • Boating/Sailing Charters
  • Moped/ATV Rentals
  • Family Friendly
  • Board/Ding Repair
  • Boats/Tow-ins to Breaks
  • Surf Photography
  • Bicycle Rentals
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