Tonel has a lot of faces
This beach in summer can be the ideal place for families with kids playing in the surf. Surfschools take advantage of the protection of the rocks and being right in front of Sagres, a perfect place for non-surfers too.
But this day was different. Looking over the cliffs seeing perfect waves breaking in slow-motion we could tell Tonel was on and we had two choises;
1. Play the game and go all out.
2. search for a somewhat more user friendly spot.
The swell was still filling in but we had seen enough, it was time to get some bombs. With 20 seconds and 2 meter waves it was only going to be bigger and with the soft offshore and hardly any surfers in the water this was our chance to get some bigger waves.