The waves are fast in the drop stage and during low tide they open good tubes. If the swell is good the high tide offers good waves for body boarding. It is a nice spot, with waves all over the year. Near the UNESCO heritage city of Sintra, it's about 30 minutes from Lisbon.
Powerful beach-break. Fast and powerful waves. It works with NorthWest, West, SouthWest swell, and East wind direction. Best tides when rising and falling. This is a world class, powerful beach-break. Very consistent. Mainly for experienced surfers, beginners may enter on small days but with caution due to powerful currents.