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Latitude: 40° 36.433' N
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From Porto take the A1 straight to Aveiro, and from there continue to the beaches(praias), the highway takes you straight to the beach, when crossing the bridge over the lagoon, you will see Costa Nova on your left and Barra on the right, and the ocean just in front-simple as that, it takes from porto aprox. 1 hour drive all highway.
Distance to a city In the city
Access time Short walk from shore (< 5min)
Easy to find? Easy to find
Public access? Public access
Special access No access issues
Alternative name Ria de Aveiro
Spot quality Great
Kite/wind? Good for KiteSurf, Good for WindSurf
Day timing Afternoon
Week crowd Few surfers
Week-end crowd Few surfers
Water quality Crystal-clear
Current Medium ( 1-2 knots)
Tide Best at high tide
Camping, Hotel, Gear-Shop, Repair-Shop, Rental, School, Rescue, Showers
Type Thermal wind
Force Medium (16 - 25 knots)
Main dir. North
Best dir. North
Best dir. relative Cross-Shore
Period From March to September
The Nortada wind increase along the day, normaly by miday you have an idea of how strong its going to be, around 15/16pm it gets 18 kt average.With the sun out and shining, you can always count on minimum 12Kt
This spot changes a lot with the tide.With low tide it has shallow water everywhere, thus very easy for beginners. With high tide its about 1 Km wide and good for all levels.Its a safe spot, because there are no downwind obstacles,and sandy shores.If you use the beach on the right of the Riactiva kitecenter, you can have supervision from them(rescue boat,showers, beach bar,etc) and you can leave girlfriend or kids there.From the terrace of the center you have a great panoramic view of the all lagoon.
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