You heard that Portugal is good for surfing? You heard right! But Portugal has many different places to go. It has more than 800 km of coastline, so deciding where to go surfing in Portugal can be difficult!.

What you should be looking for is a place with what surfers call good wave consistency, i.e guaranteed surfing the time of the year you can go. Some places in Portugal are world-class in October but can be flat or with no waves many days in the summers, so if you choose to go there in the summer months chances are you are getting some days without waves.

The west Algarve coastline that goes between Aljezur and Sagres is blessed with very consistent surf, or in other words, surfing is possible almost every day of the year even in August, when the rest of Portugal and the northern coast of Spain is flat as a pancake many days.
Besides, the white or broken waves are very powerful and give ideal conditions for beginners who try surfing for the first time.

The capital of surfing in the west Algarve or Costa Vicentina is Carrapateira, home to two very exposed beaches: Praia do amado and praia da bordeira.

Carrapateira still retains its fishermen’s town roots, just drop by the Carrapateira club and you will meet them before and/or after fishing. So the neighboring restaurants are full of fished fish, it’s so tasty, eating a fish that was alive a few hours before in the Atlantic before turning up cooked in your table.

On top of that, the temperatures in the west Algarve are warmer than in the rest of the west coast, as the further you go up weather is more unstable and temperatures lower, the way it is supposed to be when you from lower to higher latitudes.