Portugal Surfing Holidays

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. Some companies also offer combo trips where you can book a tour of Portugal which includes activities like surfing in the package.

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. You will get to enjoy the tasty food, friendly locals and nightlife in your spare time. 


Weather & Best Time to Go Surfing in Portugal

Portugal has a warm mediterranean climate and this country gets more sun than most European destinations. Portugal is a year round surfing destination due to the location of the country.


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.

These are some of the best destinations to consider for beginner levels:

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


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

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 Surf School Reviews

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