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Yacht Anchorages near surf spots« on: May 12 2007 00:05:00 »
Hi. I will be sailing the Portuguese coast over June/July/August stopping to surf as much as possible where safe. If anybody has any good suggestions for some out of the way great surf spots and maybe co-ordinates, cool close Ports, cool anchorages, I would love to hear from you?
My Keel depth is 2.8 meters
RE: Yacht Anchorages near surf spots« Reply #1 on: May 12 2007 12:05:00 »
Sounds like a good plan. The following are all ports/harbours, going north to south. Viana do Castelo (surf Afife nearby - maybe the best summer wave in the country), Porto (obviously!), Aveiro (great seafood), Figueira da Foz, Sao Martinho do Porto (not much surf but a nice bay, and near Obidos which you should visit), Nazare (fishing port, very consistent spot north of the headland), Peniche (not much of a town but great waves and fish restaurants), Lisbon (over to you KS!)
South of Lisbon is where you'll find some of those "out-of-the-way great surf spots", especially reefs but I couldn't tell you exactly where they are! You could probably moor in Sines but it's a bit grim. Next decent sized harbour is Sagres, close to at least 5 spots on 2 different coasts.
I hope this helps!