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4 Days Beginner Surf Camp in Maceda, Portugal

Available all year round
Excellent (3 reviews)
Airport transfer available
Excellent 10 /10 (3 reviews)
from
US$501
Price for:

2 persons

4 days / 3 nights

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8 Days All Levels Surf Camp in Aljezur, Portugal

Available all year round
Excellent (4 reviews)
All meals included
Airport transfer available
Airport transfer available
Excellent 10 /10 (4 reviews)
from
US$450
Price for:

1 person

8 days / 7 nights

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8 Days Budget Surf Camp in Braga Area, Portugal

Available in August & September
Airport transfer available
Good 7.5 /10 (1 review)
from
US$376
Price for:

1 person

8 days / 7 nights

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8 Days Surf Camp in Matosinhos, Portugal

Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec | Jan, 2018–2019
Really Good (6 reviews)
Really Good 8.7 /10 (6 reviews)
from
US$296
Price for:

1 person

8 days / 7 nights

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Surfing in Portugal: What You Need to Know

Portugal is for you if:

Why is Portugal a popular surfing destination?

With 1,115 miles (1,794 km) of Atlantic coastline (continental Portugal plus the Azores and Madeira archipelagos), mild climate, some of the best waves in Europe and more gold-sand beaches than one can count, Portugal is a surfer’s paradise. The coast picks up north, south and west swells, which means solid surfing conditions all year round on a wide variety of waves for all levels and tastes.

Is Portugal a good place to learn to surf?

Summer, between June and September, is the best time to go to Portugal if you are looking to learn to surf on small to medium waves. Summer months are also great for kitesurfing. During winter months, waves are usually double the size or more, and recommended for more experienced surfers looking for a challenge. This is also when Nazaré in Praia do Norte comes to life, Europe’s big wave surfing mecca.

What are the best surf spots in Portugal?

The most famous surf regions in Portugal are North Porto, Costa da Prata, the Lisbon Region, Alentejo and the Algarve. Some of the best surf spots for beginners and intermediate surfers are Peniche, Ericeira, Lagos and Cascais.

What type of wetsuit do you need in Portugal?

In Northern and Central Portugal, you will need a wetsuit throughout the year – a 3/2 mm suit in summer and a 4/3-5/3 mm in winter. In Southern Portugal, you can surf in board shorts in summer. During winter, a 4/3 mm suit should suffice.

Portugal: Recommendations & Tips for Surfers

Coastline:

1,794 km (1,115 mi)

High season:

May to September (warm waters, sunny days, gentle waves for beginners)

Prime time:

October to April (cold waters, big waves for advanced surfers)

Beaches with most consistent surf:

Nazaré, Peniche, Ericeira, Cascais, and Figeira da Foz

Best beaches for beginners:

Carcavelos, Lagos, Peniche, and Ericeira

Best beaches for advanced level surfers:

Nazaré

Recommended things to do and see:

Ride perfect waves on a Portugal surf camp

Have a fantastic experience on your next Portugal surf trip! Browse our handpicked selection of surf camps in Portugal. Read reviews and book your Portugal surf holidays at BookSurfCamps.com!

Are you looking for a surfing experience with breathtaking beaches and perfect weather? Then look no further than Portugal! The country is well-known for its very consistent surfing conditions. It is also a great spot for the more challenging type of surfing throughout winter. You will also find a wide variety of surf camps here, suitable for all levels, from the utter beginners to the pros. So, why wait? Find your unforgettable Portugal surf vacation below!

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