Within easy reach of all parts of Europe, Portugal is a popular surfing destination with locals as well as international visitors. While it attracts the water-sports community all year round, the main Portugal surf season runs from late winter to early spring. Come at this time of year and you can expect waves measuring anything from 2 meters up to a sizeable 15 ft.

Reaching temperatures of 26 degrees/ 79 Fahrenheit in the peak of summer, this is the busiest time for tourists descending on vacation. This is also a better time for novice surfers and groms, with gentler waves ranging from 1m up to 5ft.

Some of the most popular locations for surfing Portugal include; Algarve, Alentejo, Lisbon, Ericeira, Peniche, Beira, and Nazare. It’s worth noting that Ericeira, Nazare, and Supertubos are all separated within an hour’s reach of each other, for those serious about finding monster waves.

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