The secret of the "Black Rock"

November 22, 2016 | Bodyboarding
Black Rock: a bodyboarding spot located somewhere near Povoa de Varzim | Photo: Wow Filmes

It is no secret that the north of Portugal is home to powerful waves and hidden breaks. Local riders have been keeping the treasures secret, and the joy of surfing uncrowded gems is still a reality here.

"Black Rock" is one of those rare testimonials coming from the north. The footage shows us a thick and heavy winter wave breaking somewhere near the coastal town of Povoa de Varzim.

The clip unveils a few landmarks that will help you get there, but it's the quality of wave that really impresses and captivates our attention.

The north of Portugal - especially the stretch of coast between Porto and Viana do Castelo - is well-known for producing multiple bodyboarding opportunities.

In a 75-kilometer range, the surf breaks of Leca da Palmeira, Mindelo, Agucadoura, Apulia, and Afife are some of the best options for bodyboarders seeking slabs and wedges. But remember: these are not forgiving waves, so approach them carefully.