Surfing in Portugal



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  1. Surf trip with our Campervans
  2. Well-known beaches for surfing
  3. Zavial
  4. Mareta
  5. Tonel
  6. Beliche
  7. Ponta Ruiva
  8. Amado
  9. Arrifana
  10. Praia de Faro

Best beaches of Algarve in a nutshell

The coast of Portugal points to the open Atlantic Ocean, which provides magnificent waves, desired by any surfer. The size of the waves changes strongly from beach to beach. The West Coast (from Sagres to Sines) usually offers bigger waves than on the South Coast.

Surf trip with our Campervans

We provide easy and cheap surf trip solutions. Our vans are equipped with an outdoor shower and water deposit for your comfort, and a roof-top holder (incl. fixation belts) to transport surfboards of any size. Feel free to bring your own board or rent one with us.

Well-known beaches for surfing

Surf Forecast: You can get an idea about the wave size and energy at the most relevant beaches in Portugal by consulting wave forecast websites such as More detailed weather data can be found at Windy.
zavial beach

1. Zavial

Small beach located at the South coast, good waves when too stormy on the West Coast.
mareta beach sagres

2. Mareta

Located in Sagres, at the South Coast. Usually small waves for surf beginners.
tonel beach sagres

3. Tonel

Located in Sagres, often big waves all year round. Be careful with the rocks in the water.
beliche beach sagres

4. Beliche

Located in Sagres. This sheltered beach provides fast, clean waves, good for body-boarders.
ponta ruiva beach

5. Ponta Ruiva

Located at the West Coast, and is known for having big waves all year round. For advanced surfers.
amado beach

6. Amado

Located at the West Coast, known for good waves all year round. For advanced and beginner surfers.
arrifana beach

7. Arrifana

Located on the West Coast, sometimes crowded with surfers, but marvelous waves all year round.
faro beach

8. Praia de Faro

Has sometimes good waves from October to May. Sometimes windy. Snack-bars distributed throughout the beach.

There are many other amazing beaches to surf, to take a bath and to relax. We will extent this beach-guide occasionally, so come back have a look later.

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