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Latitude: 37° 7.447' N
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Arriving to Alvor ask for the footbal pitch or the swiming pools, from there follow a dirt road beside the fishermans warehouses pointing to the dunes. Do the 600m of road and arrive to the lagoon. You still have the ocean 500m apart.
Distance to a city Take a car
Access time Instant access (< 5min)
Easy to find? OK
Public access? Public access
Special access No access issues
Alternative name Ria de Alvor
Spot quality Great
Kite/wind? Good for KiteSurf
Style Freestyle, Freeride, Speed
Day timing Afternoon, Evening
Dangers Submerged hazards, Current
Week crowd Few surfers
Week-end crowd Few surfers
Water quality Crystal-clear
Current Medium ( 1-2 knots)
Tide Best at high tide, Best at falling tide
Camping, Hotel, Gear-Shop, Repair-Shop, Rental, School
Type Thermal wind
Force Medium (16 - 25 knots)
Main dir. NorthWest
Best dir. NorthWest
Best dir. relative
Period From March to October
This is a highly affected thermal wind, that is also influenced by the geography. When the thermal picks up, the venturi effect gives it 5 or 6 more knots!
It is a great spot for learning or improve in kitesurfing.
As a laggon you have waist depth in 80% of it.
The village is a small happy town wwith lots of night ife during Summer
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