Surfing in the Algarve
and Southern Portugal
Browse for centres offering surfing in the Algarve and the Alentejo
Whether you're really into surfing and bodyboarding or are just keen to learn Southern Portugal has great weather, waves and destinations to suit everyone. So with cheap flights available from across Europe maybe its time to indulge yourself in a weekend of adrenaline filled days and chilled out nights.
The surfing in the Algarve has been compared to that of Southern California and, this equally sunny, region is always popular.
The Algarve has a wide range of excellent beaches catering for all levels within a small area. Favourites include Carrapateira, Arrifana, Praia do Amado, Zavial, Tonel, Mareta, Beliche, Praia do Castelejo, Monte Clérigo and Carriagem. There is a dynamic surfing community in the west of the Algarve and many surf schools are based in Lagos and Sagres.
Lagos is a vibrant and attractive town with lots of amenities, things to see and do, traditional Portuguese architecture and cool nightlife.
Sagres is located in a natural park at the south-western most point of Portugal. It is secluded, laid back and windswept with beautiful views and unpretentious surfer friendly bars. It feels like you're at the edge of the world but in a really good way!
The two towns are very different and only 21 miles apart so for the perfect surfing experience why not try both?
A beautiful but relatively undiscovered region, the Alentejo is your ideal 'get away from it all' destination. Some of the best local breaks can be found at Fonte da Telha, Cogumelo, Malhão and Cabo de Sines. Out of season you may even get a stretch of beach all to yourself.
If you are heading to the Alentejo this summer you could combine your surfing holiday with Portugal's biggest music festival. The Festival do Sudoeste is in the seaside town of Zambujeira do Mar from 7th to 10th August. Great artists from all over the world!
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