Praia da Mata
 
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Discription of surf spot: Praia da Mata, Portugal

Is not a easy spot to pass to the outside when big. When arriving to the beach go to the left side usually better and bigger. The wave breaks in a open sandy beach with about 18 km long, there loads of spots but my favorite is "A Mata" when big ( 8`/10`)is great the waves break up to 100 meters outside, starts really powerfull with some barrels and long walls (left & right), then gets a bit soft just before the shore break, where you going to need big balls, to surf to do some great barrels, can be very agressive. There is loads of sandy banks making this wave very fun to surf, is like you have 3 waves in one, if you like big drops and speed the out side will be perfect to you, half way calms down for about 20/30 meters and then another sandy bank and fun starts again, with barrels and tall and thick lips, perfect to fly. The sandy banks provoces strong currents, keep looking to one of the bars on the beach that way you know you still in the right spot. In the winter can be a very issulated place, if you do not fill confindent with you surf and you alone, be carefull. Enjoy your surf.

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Type of Wave beach break 
Direction left and right 
Bottom sand 
Level Intermediate 
Crowds a normal crowd 
Hazards Keep your car looked 
Lenght 100-200 meter lenght 
Places to stay campsites ,motels/ B&B's ,hotels  
Nearest big city Lisbon 
Nearest airport Lisbon 
Other stuff to see & do The spot is full of bars on the dunes, open all year around. There some good restaurants in town ( Costa da Caparica )2km away north and loads of surf shops, shopping centers, in the summer Ondapark ( water park ), there is in the clifs bewind the beach (about 10minutes walking) one of my favorite atractions in the area, but not many people know about, imagine a clif 180 foot high with, a tray of sand from the top to the bottom can take up to 20 minutes to clime to the top and 20 seconds to get back to the bottom running or with snow board or even old boggie board, etc. 
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