5 Of The Best Surf Spots In Portugal
In recent years, Portugal has become one of the best surfing countries in Europe. That being said, WarmRental did a selection of five of the best surf spots in Portugal that you need to try! All these surfing hotspots are known for its mild climate, beautiful beaches, and fantastic waves. Plus, you’ll find in this selection options that are a great fit for beginners and others that are perfect for professionals. Scroll down to discover!
Praia do Norte is famous for its gigantic waves. In case you don’t know, Portugal holds not one but two Guinness World Records for the largest wave surfed. And both of these records were broken in Praia do Norte, Nazaré. The first by Garret McNamara in 2013 and the last one by Rodrigo Koxa in 2018.
Located in the Algarve, Praia da Arrifana is another popular surfing destination with fantastic opportunities to catch waves. However, it is recommended for experienced surfers only. In addition to its incredible beach, you can also explore the small fishing village, as well as the beautiful Costa Vicentina’s Natural Park.
Located north of Lisbon, Ericeira is a fishermen’s village filled with amazing surfing spots, such as S. Lourenço or Foz do Lizandro. To some, this beach is even considered Europe’s Surf Mecca thanks to its incredible conditiong for the practice of surf.
The beaches in Peniche helped Portugal become one of the best surfing countries in the world. Supertubos beach (also known as Medão Grande) is the most famous one. Considered by many “The European Pipeline”, this beach is known for its powerful waves.
If you’re visiting Lisbon and are looking for the best surfing spot near the Portuguese capital, head to Costa da Caparica. The waves are easy to manage considering the other beaches mentioned so that makes it one of the best beginner surf beaches in Portugal.
What is your favorite surf spot in Portugal?