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When is the best time to surf in Lagos

Best time to go

The best time to surf in Lagos is year-round. The Algarve is known for its most consistent swell of Europe during the year, with great waves on both sides of its coastline. Lagos, and other south east cities like Sagres, have become true surfers hubs. Situated on Algarve’s corner, where the western and southern coast swells meet, the beaches are pristine and the waves are high.

Lagos has a great and consistent surf, where better conditions for beginners are found in summer, and the more challenging waves (up to 15ft - 5 meters) are experienced in winter. On large S storms it is worthwhile to visit Lagos beach, as it creates some fun and hollow little beach peaks.

In Algarve it never hits low temperatures in winter, allowing you to camp even during the winter months. Never forget to wear a wetsuit while surfing though, as the water temperature can get pretty cold.

Best time to go

The best time to surf in Lagos is year-round. The Algarve is known for its most consistent swell of Europe during the year, with great waves on both sides of its coastline. Lagos, and other south east cities like Sagres, have become true surfers hubs. Situated on Algarve’s corner, where the western and southern coast swells meet, the beaches are pristine and the waves are high.

Lagos has a great and consistent surf, where better conditions for beginners are found in summer, and the more challenging waves (up to 15ft - 5 meters) are experienced in winter. On large S storms it is worthwhile to visit Lagos beach, as it creates some fun and hollow little beach peaks.

In Algarve it never hits low temperatures in winter, allowing you to camp even during the winter months. Never forget to wear a wetsuit while surfing though, as the water temperature can get pretty cold.

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What kind of food & nightlife is Lagos known for?

Eating in Lagos

Simplicity and fresh products are the basics of the Portuguese great cuisine. When you’re taking your car or scooter around, you’ll come across small tavernas and restaurants offering the local traditional treat: simple grilled sardines, drizzled in olive oil and lemon juice.

Food

It’s not only the sardines that are a local favorite, as all seafood is prepared fresh and deliciously. Try for example the seafood dishes Cataplana de Marisco or Conquilhas à Algarvia to get a taste of all great Algarve has to offer. Just like its neighboring country are small bites and wines before dinner a common part of the meal. Don’t be surprised to get a bowl of olives, bread, or a selection of cheeses (e.g. Queijo) on the table with a wine jar.

Nightlife

Lisbon is known for its vibrant nightlife. During the warm nights, it may occur you’ll find the bar completely empty, and all people are standing outside the beer having their drinks. This is a very common sight in Lisbon, which makes the nightlife in the city very open and the people approachable. Famous places for nightlife in Lisbon is the area of Barrio Alto, the Pink Street, or the Lisbon Time Out Market.

Lagos at a glance
Lagos is a great beginners zone, which can produce some fun and hollow little beach peaks.
South East
Lagos beach is a perfect place to learn how to surf. For advanced swell, go South East to Zavial, Tonel, or Amado
Best time to surf
The best time to surf in Lagos is all year long, with summer being best for beginners and the ‘off seasons’ for the more advanced surfers
Airport Arrival
Book your flight to Faro, 90 km east of Lagos, from where you can take a bus or rent a car to get to Lagos
Scenic Nature
Lagos is known for its large scenic rock formations, pristine beaches, waves crashing on the sides, and lighthouses
Bar Nightlife
For surfers who like to enjoy Lagos to the fullest, visit the many packed streets full of bars. Some say it’s the best nightlife of the Algarve
Ponta da Piedade
The most famous Instagram photo spot in Lagos is the stunning rock formations of Ponta da Piedade, a must visit by boat!
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