Portugal: surf spots
An unrivaled destination in Europe for the excellent conditions which gives us the Atlantic Ocean given its geographical location offers different spots and bays with different orientations, so that surfing makes Portugal one of the favorite destinations to visit.
Spots:conditions @ waves Portugal
Spot Praia Do Norte, this spot is only suitable for advanced and expert levels for the sea usually hit hard throughout the year the waves can reach 10m. He is known for being a very varied, always find all kinds of waves and usually have most of the year and very good (right, left, large, small all in the same beach as it is very large)
Ericeira considered one of the best spots in Portugal and therefore one of the places in the world championship calendar which brings together the best surfers in the international ranking. It is also one of the most extensive spot this area and therefore, we can find a rock bottom and sand also, this causes you can find all kinds of surfers. The three most popular spots of this area are: Praia do Coxos, where is best to arrive early as it is very busy, Ribeira d’Ilhas, between two cliffs with the village about 3 km from the beach, and Reef, a rocky with waves all year that gave its name to a famous brand.
Peniche, known for his spot supertubos which brings together all lovers of the sport. Always be seen some famous and is usually crowded with surfers year round. Another spot we found in this area is Conçolaçao where rock background makes make it powerful wave.
When we speak of the Algarve we have to keep in mind that has a constant swell throughout the year in its 20 spots, there are surf perfect conditions for all levels. Beginners and advanced little is recommended from May to October being the hottest time (summer) and the sea is calmer, but throughout the year teach at Praia do Amado and next find Carrapateira, contrary, if we adrenaline in our breaks and reefs go from October to May. This place is ideal for a van because its landscape is purely natural, best spots of this area are Meia Praia, Sagres …
Our final spot is in the village of Figueira da Foz according to experts is one of the best surfing spots but you have to have a good level, this spot is Praia da Gala.
Map of Portugal surf spots
Weather / Wave Statistics Portugal
The best conditions are from September to the end of the year, which is when they wave a more favorable statistics.
Peniche surf forecast
Quality of life in Portugal
According to the list of countries by Human Development Index included in the 2013 Human Development Report of the United Nations Program for Development (UNDP), Portugal is located within index countries with very high human development in the 47th.
How to get Portugal / Airports
Although the country has about 65 airports, The most important are the Portela in Lisbon (TAP Portugal conexiónde center), Faro, Porto, Funchal (Madeira), and Ponta Delgada (Azores)