Located in Peniche, Portugal, Supertubos is a fantastic beach break that offers up deep, long tubes (get the name?) for those good enough to get them. Supertubos has been a spot on the world tour and usually delivers epic conditions. The waves here are heavy and difficult to surf, breaking over a shallow sand bottom for up to 100 meters. The lip slams into the hard-packed sand and is known for breaking boards and bodies. Be ready for a crowd of surfers as well as bodyboarders, this is one of the most popular spots in Portugal when it is on.
What are the best surf conditions for Supertubos?
Gets good between waist-high and triple overhead. We recommend riding a shortboard here when smaller or a step up when the swell really hits. This break is suitable for intermediate and advanced surfers. The surf here does not break often (3/10) and will be insanely crowded when it does (9/10). The best winds are from the Northeast. A big South, Southwest, or West swell will deliver the goods. It breaks on all tides, but mid usually is best.
We recommend wearing a 3/2 in the summer here when water temperatures rise to 19 degrees. In the winter a 3/2 will work again as water temps only drop to 14 degrees. See the temperature chart below for more data on this.