Viana do Castelo / Cabedelo

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Viana do Castelo, Cabedelo
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Viana do Castelo is a small town with a population of 46000. It was mainly a fishing town and still boasts a coastal fishing industry of some importance in Portugal. A ferry or the bridge takes visitors across the river to the beautiful pictoresque sandy beach of Praia Cabedelo that stretches as far south as the popular holiday resort of Esposende. In Spring/Summer Cabedelo beach is destination for kitesurfers and windsurfers from all over europe. It's big bay with 2 rocky piers and no obstacles offers a scenic spot to ride. The few crowds, lot of space and absence of obstacles make Cabedelo a very safe spot too.


Getting there

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Nearest airport:
Porto
Nearest big city:
Viana do Castelo
Nearest town:
Viana do Castelo
Trip from town:
short
Access:
immediate
Directions:

Get to Viana do Castelo, a well known city in Portugal. Then you will see that there are signs all over the city guiding you to "cabedelo" or "praia do cabedelo". Follow them and you will be there in 5 minutes.


Kite beach:

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Level required:
all
Best style:
freestyle
wave
Watersports:
kitesurf
windsurf
surf
Spot type:
beach
Shore:
soft sand
Bottom:
sandy
Crowd:
average
Hazards:
totally safe
Facilities:
school
launch area
life guard
gear rental
toilets
showers
food
shop
camps
parking
Beach rules:

If you follow usual kitesurf rules you will have no problems. People are usually helpful and nice so if you need anything there's always someone ready to help.

Weather:
Mild weather (air 15-28°C). Wetsuit needed all year long: 2mm in summer, 4/3mm in winter.
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Wind conditions

Dominant winds:
NW
Respect to shore:
side-offshore
Best direction:
NW
Wind strenght [Bf]:
5-6
Blowing at:
afternoon
Best season:
[70% >= 4bf]
› May
› June
› July
› August
Medium season:
[45-70% >= 4bf]
› April
› May
› September
Wind details:

12-35 knots thermal wind almost all days in summer.


On the water

Water quality:
acceptable
Best tide:
no dependency
Waves:
waves (max 2m)
Consistency:
sometimes (21-60 days/yr)
Water details:
being at a river mouth, water (13-18°C) tends to be colder respect to other areas in Portugal. Good peaks and barrels on good days. Starts working at less than 1m and holds up to 2m+. Easy 2-4 feet right handers waves outside the pier.

When is flat

Day activities:

Surf,Btt,Carting,Turist Tours

Night scene:

Foz Caffé, Aquario Bar, Liz Caffé, Sarau Bar

 

Members photos

Cabadelo - View from the pier
Santuario de Santa Luzia - Viana do Castelo
Cabadelo - View from the pier
Santuario de Santa Luzia - Viana do Castelo

 

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jlsanta's picture
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Joined: 25 Feb 2008

Wind gusting
Cold water
Dark sand and fine
Condition for thermal blow: the Azores anticyclone. Then blowing northwest

Windguru mark unless reality

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