Coxos — Portuguese for razor sharp rocks, heaving barrels, and the best wave on the whole darn coast. Here’s local Ricardo Bravo with the particulars . . .
Where is it?
What is it?
Coxos is a right-hand point break. Long, fast and furious, the wave is no kindergarten: heavy sections can turn the barrel of your life into a nasty beating. Lots of water running along the rocks make the getting in/out of the water a game of patience and know-how. Breaks at almost any size and it can reach the 10ft mark, although the best days happen at sizes between 5 and 8ft.
What wind works best?
East is straight offshore, but it’s also good with light SE or NE
12ºC (January) – 18ºC (October).
Best season to go?
Autumn/Winter are the best, especially autumn when you can score glassy days and warm water. Winter early morning sessions can be chilly, but the sun will warm up the place around mid morning.