About Praia da Luz

Whitewashed holiday village with a curve of sandy beach, bookmarked by a right point at the western edge and a left at the eastern. The right breaks over a sloping reef producing long fast walls, while the left is a shallow proposition. They need a big NW or W swell or clean SW to break. There's also a small rivermouth in the middle of the bay that can produce a fun bank but also can bring pollution.

Source: Praia da Luz Surf Guide

Ability Level

All Abilities

Beg Int Adv

Good for all abilites.

Local Vibe


Welcoming Intimidating

Competitive when good.

Crowd Factor


Mellow Heavy

Usually pretty quiet, gets busier when the points are firing.

Spot Rating


Poor Perfect

Average beachbreak, with points that can fire in bigger swells producing long, racing walls.

Shoulder Burn


Light Exhausting

OK - paddle round the break in channel.

Water Quality


Clean Dirty

OK, can be polluted after rain.

Additional Information


Points break over rocks.


Car park in centre of the bay at the beach.

Bring Your

Shortboard, funboard, longboard, fish, bodyboard


Sand and rock

Best Season

Best December to February.

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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