Stretching for more than 850km, the Portuguese coast is a gigantic surfing beach. No other coastal strip in the world can offer such a great number of spots in such a short distance, so in Portugal you can always rely on the waves.
In 2011 Garrett McNamara surfed a 90ft wave at Praia do Norte, Nazaré. With this feat, Portugal became broadly known as a wonderful surf destination, and from north to south is full of quality surf spots, we can take you there either on a full day tour or on a road trip throughout Portugal!
Tempered by tailwinds and a lot of sun all year round, these perfect waves, even magical at times, provide a unique experience for practitioners of various sports. Surfing, bodyboarding, windsurfing, kitesurfing and paddle surfing are just some of the sports for enjoying the Atlantic waves which take the adrenalin levels beyond anything imaginable.
From the giant waves of Praia do Norte, in Nazaré, sought after by the most daring, to the steady, perfect waves of Carcavelos, Ericeira and Peniche, there are many choice spots for surfers. And they’re not only around Lisbon. The variety is huge, both in the north, at Figueira da Foz, Espinho and Viana do Castelo, and in the south, on the Alentejo coast and the Sagres area, and even in the Azores and Madeira.
As for bodyboarders, they have in Praia Grande, Sintra, a benchmark not to be missed. This spot is part of every itinerary and hosts an annual event in the world bodyboarding tournament; however, the northern coast and the western Algarve coast have also become popular with bodyboarders.
Guincho is the Portuguese Mecca for windsurfing and has already welcomed the world’s best windsurfers. The wind and the waves guarantee a good show for those on the beach and the pleasure of those in the water. But kitesurfing has also been gathering a growing following, not only here but on other beaches as well, such as Carcavelos, Costa da Caparica and further north in the Aveiro and Viana do Castelo areas.
But there are many other activities to enable you to make the most of the conditions offered by the sea, the rivers, and the lakes. From paddle surfing in the open sea or in the calmer waters of sheltered coves and lagoons to water skiing and parasailing, there’s a wide range of options for having a good time. You’ll be really spoilt for choice…
Note: This is just a sample of the program and all itineraries and program will be adjusted to the clients’ level and preferences.
At your arrival to Lisbon, you will be transferred by car to your hotel where you will meet your host or hostess, who will take you out to dinner. During this wonderful meal, you will be able to share all of your expectations and interests regarding this tour.
Early rise to catch some waves on the south margin of Lisbon. If you are at a beginner level, we will add some surf lessons to the tour so you can improve your surfing skills. São João da Caparica it will be your base for the next days.
Early rise and after breakfast, you will be transferred from Lisbon to Ericeira, the first world surfing reserve. You will spend a full day in the area enjoying the waves of this surfing reserve.
Fifty kilometers from Lisbon, in an easily accessible area, its beaches are very crowded during the summer and are considered among the best in Europe for surfing. Ribeira d`Ilhas Beach, where one of the World Surfing Championship contests is held every year, is worth a special mention.
A visit to Ericeira is also an excellent opportunity to try the shellfish and fresh fish dishes, the specialty of the regional cuisine.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Zambujeira area, where you will spend all your day discovering this amazing region in Alentejo.
Full day dedicated to surfing activities. The coastal strip between Odeceixe and Burgau, and is a different part of the Algarve, where the preserved nature has a strong, wild character, creating landscapes of breathtaking majesty.
After breakfast you will be transferred to Sagres, Algarve, this area is known for being one of the best spots to practice surf.
At time to be defined, you will be transferred to the airport of Faro on time to proceed all the formalities required for your flight.