Surfing in Portugal
Information about Portugal
Surf Portugal - Quick Facts
Portugal is situated in southwestern Europe, on the Iberian Peninsula, and is the westernmost country of mainland Europe. Portugal is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west and south and by Spain to the north and east. The Atlantic archipelagos of the Azores and Madeira are also part of Portugal.
Portugal has a mediterranean climate and is one of the warmest country in Europe.
Portugal Surfing Info and Details
Portugal Surf Spot Map
Portugal has a very mild climate with solid surf often with offshore morning breezes are extremely common, making it a popular surfing destination for surfers from inside and outside Europe. Portugal has a huge variety of waves and swell size and as a result makes an ideal surfing location for surfers of every ability. It is a good place to learn to surf with lots of places offering surf lessons and packages. (You can also learn to surf with us)
Situated west of Spain, Portugal picks up north, west and south swells, making surf conditions very consistent. During winter the swell size is around the 6ft mark but can get to 15ft or more, making it a spot for those looking for challenging surf. There is surf throughout the summer months and you can expect waves of 3-5ft.
There are many different waves and surf over the whole coast so a bit of research before you go is a good idea, just browse the surf map above and explore the coast. The area around Peniche is ideal as the peninsular gives the opportunity to make the best of the weather conditions. A couple of waves to check out while you are surfing in Portugal are Pedra Blanca, Supertubos and Coxos.
Surfing Portugal - The Good
Gets Heaps of Swell
Quality Beach and Reef Breaks
Surf Portugal - The Bad and the Ugly
Portugal Surfing Conditions
Portugal Swell Size and Portugal Water Temperature
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Typical Portuguese Surf: Photo Credit:© ASP / CESTARI