Since ancient times Peniche lived intimately linked to the sea. Initially it was an island but then with the wind and tidal current become a peninsula. Its strategic location, the richness of their land and its coast was where occupided by several civilizations since prehistoric times, more precisely at the Middle Paleolithic. With the Roman occupation the economy of the population was mainly based on agriculture and fishing, stating the importance at the time of the canning industry, an activity that continues today.
Peniche has been and will continue to be the stage of the world’s best surfers. The fantastic waves, the spectacle of the manoeuvres, the presence of the best surfers in the world, and the party atmosphere makes the Rip Curl Pro Portugal – Peniche an event not to be missed!
Globally famous thanks to its tubular waves. It is located in the National Ecological Reserve Zone.Recognized for its environmental quality, it was awarded the “Blue Flag” and also the flag that stands for “Beach Accessible to All”.The Beach of Supertubos in Peniche is the stage of one of the most prestigious competitions, on a national and international level, between all-waves related sports.
Tide – low to fullSwell – southern and westernWind – north / eastLevel of difficulty – 5 out of 5Wave size – up to 4 metres / 12 feet
Beach break with good left and right peaks.It’s a beach break but you can find some rocks at the low tide.In classic days there are tubular and long waves.
Tide – low to highSwell – north / westWind – east and southDificulty – 2 / 3Wave size – until 2 metres / 6 feet
Note: be careful with the hills and the stones falls.
Long beach break with right and left hand peaks. Strong and sometimes you find some tubular waves.It’s a big beach and you can find a spot to surf alone.
Tides – allSwell – northWind – east and southDificulty . 3 / 5Wave size – up to 2 metres / 6 feet
Right long wave that breaks on a bench stone. Best for surfing because the characteristics of the wave that is a little fat.There’s also a left next tothe fortress also good but only works with big swells.
Tide – fullSwell – west / southestWind – east e northestDifficulty – 4 / 5Size – up 3 metres
Reef with long lefts. It’s a fat wave but very funny to surf.Beginners can surf next to Lagide in Prainha. Works with big swells.
Tide – All, but better at half-tide, risingSwell – Northern and NorthwesternWind – South and eastLevel of difficulty – 3 out of 5Wave size – up to 4 metres / 10 to 12 feet
Right-hand point break on sandy bottom, forming by the East pear.Requires big swell to work. Excellent waves for surf and bodyboard with long tubular sections.
Tide – At high tide to low tideSwell – Western and southernWind – North / east quadrantLevel of difficulty – 4 out of 5Wave size – up to 3 metres / 12 feet
Note: when the waves are big, go in near the pear.
Reef break a right wave good for surf and a left-hand point break on the other side very shallow like a mini pipe. Works with big swells.
Tide – At middle tideSwell – Southern and western is betterWind – North/east quadrantLevel of difficulty – 3 out of 5Wave size – up to 3 metres / 10 feet.
Very long sandy beach with multiple peaks from Peniche to Baleal island. Good for begginers to start surfing.Works with big swells.
Tide – Low tideSwell –West and northWind – South Wind and eastLevel – 1 to 5Size – till 3 meters/ 9 feets
Source: Peniche Surf Guide