It’s only in the last decade that the rest of the world discovered what European surfers have known for decades; that Portugal is a truly world class surf destination. It’s 1800 kilometres of coastline is open to a wide range of powerful Atlantic swells due to its short coastal shelf. The surf hubs of Lisbon, Ericeira, Peniche and Porto all offer a wide variety of quality waves and an awesome mix of culture, food and nightlife. The mild climate, consistent water temperatures and stunning cliff-lined coastlines further add to the experience. And finally, the cartoon waves of Nazare, while beyond mere mortals, is the best spectating experience in surfing..
Epic coastline with huge variety of reefs, pointbreaks and beachbreaks
Great surf culture with government led investment in the sport
Receives swell year round
Uncrowded away from well-known surf centres