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Praia do Guincho break guidePhoto by: Luís da Cunha Pais

Praia do Guincho Surf Guide

Praia do Guincho in Lisbon is an exposed beach break that has reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the east. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the west northwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. When the surf is up, crowds are likely Hazards include .

Praia do Guincho Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
17.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Praia do Guincho:

The best conditions reported for surf at Praia do Guincho occur when a West-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Praia do Guincho (for consistent clean waves)?

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Praia do Guincho with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 42% of the time in December while 54% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 4% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Praia do Guincho Location Map

Interactive Praia do Guincho surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The nearest passenger airport to Praia do Guincho is Lisboa (Lisbon) Airport (LIS) in Portugal, which is 30 km (19 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Praia do Guincho is Talavera La Real (Badajoz) Airport (BJZ) in Spain, 231 km (143 miles) away.

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Praia do Guincho Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 23 May 2022, 00:28 Local Time
SunMonday 23
Wave (m)
Period (s) 7 7 7 9
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Praia do Guincho

Surf stats for Praia do Guincho, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Praia do Guincho

Wind stats for Praia do Guincho, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Praia do Guincho Reviews:

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Based on 9 votes.
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  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s44.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s44.2
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s43.7
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s54.8
  • Crowds:Icon  s22.2
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Q, VoG from United Kingdom
“A beautiful spot in a stunning setting with the historic hills of Sintra as a backdrop. It is very close to Lisbon and does get crowded, particularly on the weekend. The vibe is friendly in my experience despite the numbers.

Guincho is the indicator beach for all the breaks in Lisbon but can be badly affected by the prevailing NW winds in summer. A popular windsurfing spot on occasion. I've only visited here about 15 times but the surf seems quite consistent with some punch when it gets head high. There are numerous peaks breaking left and right. Sometimes cold fog can drift annoyingly across the beach when Lisbon is basking in hot sun.

Parking is right by the beach and there are good cafes, and fish restaurants in the area. Hotels are a short drive away unless you can afford the crazy prices of the 5* Moorish castle that sits next to the surf.”

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    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    Reliability: inconsistent
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    • Icon reef  redReef/jetty
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    Reliability: inconsistent
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    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: consistent
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