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Surf Portugal - Quick Facts
POPULATION: 10,500,000
LANGUAGE: Portuguese ( but almost everyone speaks English)

Portugal has a very mild climate with solid surf often with offshore morning breezes are extremely common, making it a popular surfing destination for surfers from inside and outside Europe. Portugal has a huge variety of waves and swell size and as a result makes an ideal surfing location for surfers of every ability. It is a good place to learn to surf with lots of places offering surf lessons and packages.

Situated west of Spain, Portugal picks up north, west and south swells, making surf conditions very consistent. During winter the swell size is around the 6ft mark but can get to 15ft or more, making it a spot for those looking for challenging surf. There is surf throughout the summer months and you can expect waves of 3-5ft.

There are many different waves and surf over the whole coast so a bit of research before you go is a good idea (see the Stormrider guide Europe link at the bottom of this page). The area around Peniche is ideal as the peninsular gives the opportunity to make the best of the weather conditions. A couple of waves to check out while you are surfing in Portugal are Pedra Blanca, Supertubos and Coxos.

Surfing Portugal - The Good
Gets Heaps of Swell
Uncrowded Waves
Quality Beach and Reef Breaks

Surf Portugal - The Bad and the Ugly
Cold Water during the winter
Summer Onshores


Monday, December 10, 2007

Surfing near Lisbon part 2

The video above is a compilation of sets taken on the lisbon city area..Spots like Sto. Amaro or Carcavelos

lisbon has a lot of spots to offer...most of them are a little bit crowded in the weekends..but during the week..almost no one around, just pure pleasure. After "costa da caparica" (where i was surfing this weekend, and it was 2mt+) you have all the city coast, that is just full of spots for almost any kind off surf.

When its big you can go to "santo amaro" that can deal with really big swells ( 2 weeks ago every where else was something like 3 or 4 meters and in this spot was 1.5/2 meters of perfect surfing)

this is quotation i've got from Beachwizard

" This place needs a BIG swell. When the Linha (the beaches between Cascais and Carcavelos) are too big to surf (3m+), this is pretty much the only place that will hold the swell. If you are confident, you can jump into the peak from the rocks in front of the castle, but make sure you time it right or you'll be washed back up onto them. It's a heavy, fast and often hollow wave which will be populated by the best surfers in Portugal, so make sure you let them have their waves. Also watch out for the recently-constructed groyne, which can actually interfere with the later sections of the smaller waves. Bascially, GO BIG and don't stop. This can be one of the best waves in Portugal when it is on. Directions: When driving from Cascais direction, after Carcavelos take the turning off the Marginal (coastal road between Cascais and Lisbon) for Oeiras. As you come around the bend on the exit road, there is a car park on the left. Park there and follow the pedestrian path to the left in front of the castle. In Summer, you will see a lagoon, so best to come between September-March when the Winter swell rolls in.."

Then you have carcavelos...home of a lot of great surfers and body boarders. In the perfect days you have huge tuberiding and perfect waves...once again this spot is really crowded in the weekends and with small waves, but during the week on winter is perfect.

Carcavelos as i said earlier is the home of great surfers..and in just one beach you'll find some different kind of waves. The first one is near the "forte de s.Juliao", where you'll find some great tubes, great waves, but it is also a place for those who have more skills, and here, in the good days, you can fine some of the best tube ridings that you'll ever find. In the middle of the beach you'll find a different kind of waves, depending on the swell origin, and it's size...but one thing is for sure..if the waves aren't that good, you can always go to the "bar dos gemeos" that is really near the first spot i talked about in carcavelos ( forte de s.juliao) and chill out a little's really good and calm...a great space..with great food and natural juices.

Off course that there are other good places to chill out in carcavelos, but in my personal perspective, this is the best one...

probably you will find references to this spots in, and with pictures to go along

there are a lot of other places, and i will talk about today in the afternoon or maybe tomorow

cheers mate

p.s. - i' still waiting for the first outside post or comment..

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