Leça da Palmeira

Oporto surf spot

Leca in North Portugal is an exposed beach break that usually has waves and can work at any time of the year. Is a powerful beachbreak at the north side of Leixões Harbor.

Leça offers good barrels but it can get out of control in swells over 2,5 or 3 meters.

Offshore winds are from the east.

Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the west.

The beach break offers both left and right hand waves.

Leça da Palmeira is usually a favourite spot for Porto surfers.

Waves are quite powerful, and delivers high surfing consistency throughout the year.

The bottom is mainly sand, with a few rocks.

Loads of ammenities around, like bars, cafe´s, restaurants, etc.

Closest spot Sacor/Praia do Aterro 1 km
Second closest spot Matosinhos 4 km

The closest passenger airport to Leca is Porto Airport (OPO) in Acores, 6 km (4 miles) away (directly).
The second nearest airport to Leca is Vila Real Airport (VRL), also in Acores, 84 km (52 miles) away.
Third is Vigo Airport (VGO) in Spain, 115 km (71 miles) away.
Braganca Airport (BGC) in Acores is 183 km (114 miles) away.
Santiago Airport (SCQ) in Spain is the fifth nearest airport to Leca and is 190 km (118 miles) away.

Attendance Week
Attendance Weekend
Best Tide Position
Mid Tide
Best Tide Movement
Rising and Falling Tides
Rips undertow
Very Consistent
Good Swell Direction
Good Wind Direction
Holds up to
2.5m (8ft)
Max Length of Wave
Normal (50m - 150m)
Normal Length of Wave
Normal (50m - 150m)
Starts Working
1m - 1.5m (3ft - 5ft)
Surf Level
Experience Required
Type of Bottom
Type of Wave
Wave Direction
Left- and Righthander
Wave Power



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