Algarve is one of the best destinations to surf in Portugal offering surf all year round with hot summers and mild winters.
Waves in Algarve are less crowded than in Ericeira or Peniche however it's not fair to say that surf in Algarve is less attractive. The region of Algarve offers two surf zones: the south coast with surf spots between Sagres and as far as Tavira goes, and the west coast with surf spots facing straight the Atlantic Ocean from Sagres to Aljezur.
The south and west exposure to the Atlantic Ocean makes Algarve a perfect surf destination to surf all year round with consistent waves and a fantastic weather.
Algarve's west coast works best with northwest swells and East / Southeast winds. Its beautiful and untouched beaches are protected by the Natural Park of Costa Vicentina with a few small fishermen's villages like Vila Do Bispo just 10 minutes away from Amado beach and the city of Sagres. Here you’ll have the best combination of surfing and night life!
Algarve's West coast is an option all year round but especially during the summer offering warmer waters and glassy surfing days. This is also where the most powerful waves of Algarve are located and thus the surf culture is more vibrant.
The Western coast of Algarve is an ecologically protected area and one of the few remaining wild and not crowded coasts in Europe with no real estate resorts on sight.
The south coast often offers smaller size waves picking up with south Atlantic swells. The southern part of Algarve is also more developed so you will have to deal with the tourist factor which is why the south coast is better for surf during the winter season when there is less tourism and better swell direction.
Sagres and Lagos are probably the most popular surf towns of Algarve and specially indicated for young surfers looking also for some side action. For families and couples you will probably find more relaxing small villages like Carrapateira, Amado and Arrifana.
Surfinn Raposeira Surf Camp & Surf School is in the middle of it all, offering 3 types of accommodation: shared rooms similar to hostels, and private double rooms and double bungalows. The surf camp and surf school are open all year round offering unforgettable surf holidays in Algarve.
This particular part of Algarve is also well known for its outdoor activities, like sky diving, paragliding, diving, horse riding, and mountain biking. The weather is so good that you do not feel like spending time in your bedroom so if the swell is not really helping you can always find a lot to do and the staff at our surf camp and surf school will help you out.
Feel free to include some of these activities on your package and make it the perfect combo for your surf trip in Portugal!
Just a few minutes away from beach and the Surfinn Raposeira Surf Camp & Surf School you will find a wide range of amazing landscapes to explore from unpopulated wide sandy beaches leading up to sudden cliffs and picturesque old villages. Its natural beauty, the pleasant Mediterranean climate and the excellent surf conditions all year round, make Algarve the most desirable place for surf holidays in Portugal.