Surfing Holidays & Surf Camps in Portugal

Portugal is one of the best countries in Europe to go surfing. There are beautiful beaches, warm weather, lots of surf schools and amazing locations to choose from. Not to mention the great value packages, tasty food, friendly locals and nightlife. If you would like to learn to surf in Portugal, or already know the basics you will be able to find a surf holiday to match your interests.


Surf Lessons & Packages in Portugal

Portugal Surfing Holidays

Book a Surfing Holiday to Portugal

Portugal is one of the most popular surfing destinations in Europe and the world. Whether you are an experienced surfer, keen to improve or a complete beginner, Portugal is a great a option for everyone. You can go surfing all year round in Portugal and the lessons and packages are great value compared to other worldwide destinations. Portugal is also only a few hours away from the UK and flights are cheap especially if you book in advance. There are beautiful beaches all along the coast and where you go surfing really comes down to personal choice. Some companies offer cheap surf packages in Portugal which include accommodation and equipement hire. Portugal is also a great country to go bodyboarding and kitesurfing, there are lessons in tourist hotspots like Lisbon and the Algarve.


Surf in Portugal

Best Time to Go Surfing in Portugal

Portugal is a year round surfing destination due to the location of the country.



Portugal has a warm mediterranean climate and this country gets more sun than most European destinations.


Beginners Surf Lessons Portugal

Learn to Surf in Portugal 

There are beginners surf courses throughout the country, popular locations include Lisbon, Peniche, Nazare, Figueira da Foz, Matosinhos/Porto, the Algarve and Vila Nova de Milfontes. You can book beginners surfing courses in advance through our website.

Best Beaches for Beginners Surfers in Portugal

  1. Cantinho da Baia, Baleal, Peniche
  2. Foz do Lizandro, Ericeira
  3. Amado, Lagos
  4. Guincho, Cascais
  5. Sao Juliao, Ericeira


Surf Camp Portugal

Best Places to Go Surfing in Portugal

Where you choose to surf in Portugal really comes down to personal choice, the whole West Coast is full of amazing surfing beaches from Ericeira and Peniche regions in the north to Lagos in the south. These are our top rated destinations:

  • Ericeira
  • Lagos
  • Lisbon
  • Peniche
  • Sagres
  • Porto


Top 5 Waves to Ride in Portugal

Portugal has some of the best waves in the whole of Europe, with world famous surf competitions held regularly here. You only have to watch clips on YouTube to see how amazing some of the waves are, here are our top 5:

  1. Buarcos, Figueira da Foz
  2. Carcavelos, Lisbon/Cascais
  3. Coxos, Ericeira
  4. North Canyon, Nazaré
  5. Supertubos, Peniche


How to Book

You can find surf schools and book courses through our website today. Some companies offer packages which usually include:

  • Pre-departure support
  • Travel & medical advice & documentation
  • Advice on equipment & visas
  • Medical kits
  • Flights
  • Accommodation
  • Transport to accommodation and surf camp
  • Surf equipment hire
  • 4 hours of surf classes each day - Monday to Friday
  • Surfboard and wetsuit discounts available
  • Surf camp orientation and training
  • In-country emergency support


Portugal Surfing School Reviews

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