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When is the best time to surf near Porto

Best time to go

The best time to surf in Porto is in the summer, when the conditions for beginners are most favourable, and in the winter (November to April) when the advanced surfers can catch stronger waves.

As Porto’s weather is often compared to the warmer regions in the south, Porto isn’t known as a typical surfing region. But with an average summer temperature of 28 degrees Celcius, Porto cannot be ruled out easily! Despite its warm temperatures in summer, it’s recommended to wear a long wetsuit all year.

Best time to go

The best time to surf in Porto is in the summer, when the conditions for beginners are most favourable, and in the winter (November to April) when the advanced surfers can catch stronger waves.

As Porto’s weather is often compared to the warmer regions in the south, Porto isn’t known as a typical surfing region. But with an average summer temperature of 28 degrees Celcius, Porto cannot be ruled out easily! Despite its warm temperatures in summer, it’s recommended to wear a long wetsuit all year.

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What kind of food & nightlife is Porto known for?

Going out in Porto

Food

Porto’s most local dish is a very heavy (but delicious) sandwich called Francesinha. Made of bread, wet-cured ham, sausage, steak or roast meat covered with melted cheese and thick tomato and beer sauce, makers of the sandwich mostly differentiate themselves with the quality of the sauce.

Porto’s most local dish is a very heavy (but delicious) sandwich called Francesinha. Made of bread, wet-cured ham, sausage, steak or roast meat covered with melted cheese and thick tomato and beer sauce, makers of the sandwich mostly differentiate themselves with the quality of the sauce.

Nightlife

Porto’s vibrant nightlife is known for its mix of old-town flair with trendy artsy hotspots. Discover the cozy restaurants and tapas bars, where after you’ll explore the nightclubs and discos in the city center, making for a perfect evening with friends. Although most of the surf hostels and accommodations host their own evenings and parties, the lively street bars in Porto also bring a good competition for the early morning surf sessions.

Porto at a glance
The region around Porto is extremely good for surfing, for both beginning and advanced surfers.
Beach breaks
Porto has gentle surf for everyone, although there is no epic surf for advanced surfers
Best time to surf
The best time to surf in Porto is in summer for beginners and in winter for advanced surfers
Airport Arrival
Porto has its own international airport, making the city easily accessible by budget airlines
25 beaches
The 30km stretch of beach with various surf spots makes Porto extremely good for surfing
Escape the crowds
As Porto is not particularly known for surfing, this is the least crowded surf region in Portugal
Port Wine
Known for its vineyards in the Douro Valley, the average price of a bottle of wine in Porto is around €4.00
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