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Located in Costa Nova beach, this spot is the river just next to Barra Beach. You can enter on either side of the river, depending on the wind direction. The bottom is mostly sand, and almost all the river has waist deep water, depending on the tide level. The water can be perfectly flat at some points, but with the Nortada, there is always some chop. Not a crowded spot. Good for beginners and intermediate when the swell in the sea is for experts.
Nearest big city:Aveiro
Nearest town:Praia da Costa Nova
Trip from town:-
From Porto A1 to Aveiro, and then A25 to the beach. When reaching the beach after the bridge over the lagoon, Barra is on the right, and Costa Nova to the left. From Porto there is train to Aveiro, but afterwards its by bus. It's about 1 hour from Porto to the beach by car.
No special rules other from the usual safety precautions. Right in front of the school, launching is forbidden, but on the south side it's ok.
Watch out for ships and boats in the river.
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Wind strenght [Bf]:
[70% >= 4bf]
[45-70% >= 4bf]
Two main wind directions: 1. North, summer wind, steady and reliable from March to October. 2. South, winter wind, a bit gusty and very shifty. In the lagoon it is possible to surf with all the other wind directions.
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When is flat
Surf, Stand up Paddle, Kayak
Barra Beach is quite hot during summer nights. Aveiro has lots of nice nite spots too. The party usually starts late 12 pm and ends at 7 am. In Aveiro the place to warm up is Praça do Peixe and from there to Estacao da Luz (disco). In Barra there are several beach bars right on the beach.
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