Praia da Poça is one of three breaks in the São João do Estoril area, the others being Azarujinha beach and Bolina Reef. Praia de Poça is both a reef and beach break. With higher tides the wave breaks over a rocky ledge offering both lefts and rights with barrel sections. The right normally is faster than the left. When the tide gets lower, the break shifts on to the sandier part of the beach still producing both lefts and rights in front of the Surpresa restaurant. Be prepared to share the line-up with some of Portugals best surfers.