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Surf Azores - Quick Facts LOCATION: Head 245,800 NATIONALITY: Portuguese LANGUAGE: Portuguese CURRENCY: Euro Time: GMT +1 hr The Mid Atlantic ridge, a huge underwater volcanic moutain chain runs the entire length of the Atlantic but surfaces in only a few spots. One of these spots is the nine islands of the Azores, 1300 km west of Lisbon
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The main spots are Ribeira Grande, a powerful beachbreak with consistent waves, and Rabo de Peixe, a left hander created by the harbour development. Both waves are situated on the north coast of Sao Miguel. There are plenty of other uncrowded waves on offer but many are hard to get to. If you are considering a serious surfing vacation in the Azores then make sure you plan your car hire into the cost. The surf that accompanies these islands is both powerful, unchartered, sometimes dangerous and most of all crowdless environments (yep - just you are your mates ripping it up!). The position of the Azores, in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, ensures that there is always plenty of swell. The great thing about surfing Sao Miguel is that the island will pick up swell from every direction and there is almost always a surf spot on this island with surf. In the summer months you will see surf of 4 to 6ft as standard but when winter kicks in you will see swells in excess of 15ft at times. Being so close to the weather systems means that the duration of these swells is often short lived but with so many fronts moving through you do not need to worry when the next one is coming its normally only a day away! Find out here how waves are made . >> Book an Azores Surf Holiday Surfing Azores - The Good Very Consistent Waves. Uncrowded Waves. Good Pointbreaks. Surf Azores - The Bad and the Ugly Nasty, Scary Reefbreaks. Hard Access To Many Spots >> Fancy a surf holiday? Azores Surfing Conditions Azores Swell Size and Azores Water Temperature This page can be improved by you. If you have any tips about surfing in the Azores, we would love to know. Add new waves to the Azores surf spot map, or head over to the forum and tell us how good or bad your surfing vacation was. Wikipedia has more information on the history, geography and climate - take a look . Epic surf! Clean, Clear water. Be good to the locals, most are friendly.
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All types surfable, but in winter..... Big, heavy surf...Bring big boards!!! you can get a new board here Guide to buying a new surfboard Guide to buying a second hand surfboard
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