There’s plenty of beaches around Lisbon and Carcavelos is one of the most popular ones. Carcavelos is where we give most of our surf lessons, a sandy beach break ideal for beginners, but also one of the best and heaviest barrels in town.
Our surf school gives priority to quality lessons over quantity and, above all, the safety of our clients, with the aim of bringing anyone to surf through a safe and fun process of teaching and learning.
Lisbon is home to some of the best surf spots in Portugal, and Carcavelos is definetely one of them. The region has an impressive coastline receiving swell from north, west and south of the Atlantic, offering consistent waves all year round. The summer season in Portugal usually offers smaller waves but with epic sunny days and great water temperature.
On the other hand, the winter season brings bigger swells but weather is colder. Nevertheless, our definition of cold is for sure different of Central and North of Europe, and you can easily spend up to 2 hours inside the water!
The Lisbon coast is an ideal surf destination for experienced surfers looking for challenging surf conditions. Nevertheless, even for beginners, Lisbon offers many surf spots that are sheltered from bigger swells, especially in Costa da Caparica and Sesimbra where you can expect smaller but perfect waves.
In the summer, Carcavelos is usually crowded with tourists and locals sunbathing. During the summer the waves are smaller, so we recommend surfing in Carcavelos from October until June. Of course if you are an expert in surfing, it will be easier for you to get waves from the crowded lineups of Carcavelos.
Carcavelos is a beach break facing south, one of the very few in the region. This surf spot is much respected due to the powerful and fast waves producing hollow barrels.
Our certified monitors usually prefer to take beginners to the beach breaks of Costa da Caparica, south of Lisbon. Costa da Caparica has a coast line of almost 30 kms, which means that this area is more suitable for beginners and intermediate surfers looking for a more relaxed surf experience. These surf spots work well with West, north and south swells.
Also, in the south of Lisbon there are other surf spots worth visiting, like Lagoa da Albufeira, Sesimbra and Comporta.
|Equipment||Included only during lessons, Rentals available|
|Payment & Cancellation Policy||Standard: Reservation caution required | Remaining amount to pay at Destination | Free cancellation up to 15 days before check-in | Cancellation less than 15 days before check-in or No-Show, only the reservation caution will be charged|
|Payments accepted at Destination||Cash, others, PayPal|
|How to Get There||Transfer, Train, Car|
|Services||Equipment rental, Transfers|
|Surf Breaks||Beach Break, Point Break, River Wave|
|Extra Activities||Yoga, Stand Up Paddle, Skating, Kite surfing, Windsurfing, Horse Riding, Climbing, Massage, Cultural tours, Wine Tasting Tours, Go Karting, Golf, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes|
|Lessons normally start at...||10:00|
|Total number of persons||30|
|Languages Spoken||English, Spanish, Portuguese, French|
|Best Swell||NW, W, SW|
|Best Wind||N, NE, NW, W, E, SE|