Surf Camp Alentejo - Waves in Alentejo and Algarve

Waves in Alentejo and Algarve - Portugal

Alentejo is a long stretch of coastline, reaching from southern Lisbon down to the Algarve . Though Alentejo isn't the most well known area to surf in Portugal, there are still many waves to be found, and expanses of unexplored beaches to trek. And best of all, those waves are mostly un-crowded.

The best time for a "surfari" trip to Alentejo is from September to April (advanced surfers) although there are waves all year round. If you are a novice/intermediate surfer join our surf camp in Alentejo or pick your surf spot carefully as some of the waves are unforgiving, breaking over shallow reefs.

100 km of UN-CROWDED pristine sandy golden beaches, crystal clear waters and sunny 300 days a year!!! This area has consistent Atlantic swells with great surf all year round for both beginners and more experienced surfers. Lots of surf spots near by to be explored and the surf camp's central location offers a new adventure every day!

We can organize your surf trip in South Portugal. From rent-a-car with pick up/deliver at Lisbon Airport, accommodation at our surf house in Vila Nova de Milfontes (only a couple of kilometers from the best surf spots in Alentejo) to surf guiding and board rental.

Join our surf camp in Alentejo and we'll take you to all the spots!!!

Waves in Alentejo and Algarve

The surf spots marked in blue are just some of the spots you can find around us and where we can take you ...

Don't forget.. Portugal is facing directly the Atlantic ocean (the most western country in Europe)...

Spot Direction Type Frequency Level
Aberta-A-Nova
right & left beach-break Sometimes break experienced surfers
Albufeira
right & left beach-break Rarely break(5day/year) beginners
Alfagar
left reef-rocky Sometimes break beginners
Almograve
right & left reef-rocky Regular all surfers
Alvor
right & left beach-break Regular all surfers
Amoreira
right & left sand-bar Regular all surfers
Arcos da mesquita
right point-break Rarely break(5day/year) all surfers
Armação de pêra
right & left point-break Sometimes break all surfers
Arrifana
right point-break Regular experienced surfers
Baia
right reef-rocky Sometimes break experienced surfers
Barranco
right & left point-break Sometimes break all surfers
Barranco da Belharucas
left sand-bar Rarely break(5day/year) beginners
Beliche
right beach-break Sometimes break experienced surfers
Burrinho
right & left reef-rocky Sometimes break pros or kamikazes only !
Cabanas Velhas
right & left beach-break Rarely break(5day/year) all surfers
Canal
right & left point-break Regular all surfers
Canal das Barcas
right point-break Regular experienced surfers
Carrapateira
right & left beach-break Very consistent (150 day/year) experienced surfers
Carvalhal
right & left beach-break Sometimes break all surfers
Castelejo
right & left beach-break Very consistent (150 day/year) all surfers
Coelhos
right beach-break Very consistent (150 day/year) all surfers
Coiãe
right & left point-break Sometimes break pros or kamikazes only !
Comporta
right & left beach-break Sometimes break all surfers
Cordoama
right & left beach-break Regular all surfers
Falesia
left breakwater/jetty Regular experienced surfers
Gale
right & left reef-rocky Sometimes break experienced surfers
Ilha Deserta
right & left beach-break Very consistent (150 day/year) all surfers
Ilha da Fuzeta
right & left sand-bar Very consistent (150 day/year) all surfers
Ilha da culatra
right & left beach-break Very consistent (150 day/year) all surfers
Ilha de Tavira
right & left beach-break Very consistent (150 day/year) all surfers
Ilha do farol
right & left beach-break Very consistent (150 day/year) all surfers
Ingrina
left reef-rocky Sometimes break experienced surfers
Julias
right & left beach-break Regular all surfers
Lage do Pescador
left reef-rocky Regular pros or kamikazes only !
Luz
right & left beach-break Regular experienced surfers
right & left beach-break Very consistent (150 day/year) all surfers
Manta Rota
right & left beach-break Regular all surfers
Mareta
right & left beach-break Sometimes break all surfers
Martinhal
right & left beach-break Sometimes break all surfers
Meia Praia
right & left beach-break Sometimes break beginners
Melides
right & left beach-break Sometimes break experienced surfers
Molhe de Ferragudo
right & left point-break Regular experienced surfers
Monte clerigo
right & left beach-break Very consistent (150 day/year) experienced surfers
Murração
right & left beach-break Regular experienced surfers
Odeceixe
right & left beach-break Regular all surfers
Ponta Ruiva
right & left reef-rocky Regular all surfers
Ponta do Levante
right & left reef-rocky Sometimes break all surfers
right & left sand-bar Regular all surfers
Praia da Marina
right & left beach-break Rarely break(5day/year) all surfers
Praia da Rocha
left beach-break Sometimes break all surfers
Praia de Altura
right & left beach-break Sometimes break beginners
Praia de Faro
right & left beach-break Very consistent (150 day/year) all surfers
Praia do Farol - lado poente
right & left reef-rocky Regular experienced surfers
Praia do PEGO
right & left - Sometimes break all surfers
Praia do amado
right & left beach-break Very consistent (150 day/year) all surfers
Prainha
right & left sand-bar Sometimes break all surfers
Rosa Branca
right & left sand-bar Sometimes break experienced surfers
right & left breakwater/jetty Sometimes break all surfers
Salema
right & left sand-bar Sometimes break all surfers
Sanguessuga
left reef-rocky Rarely break(5day/year) pros or kamikazes only !
right & left beach-break Rarely break(5day/year) Experienced surfers
Telheiro
right & left beach-break Sometimes break all surfers
Tonel
right & left beach-break Regular all surfers
Três Irmãos
left beach-break Regular experienced surfers
Vale Figueira
- beach-break Regular all surfers
Vale do Lobo
right point-break Sometimes break all surfers
left beach-break Rarely break(5day/year) experienced surfers
Zavial
right point-break Sometimes break experienced surfers
right & left Beach-break Sometimes break All surfers
right point-break Regular all surfers

Our suggestion for a great surf trip in Alentejo is:

Waves in AlentejoStart at Porto Covo. Located in a small but pretty tourist town, the beach offers a few different types of waves. The northern breaks are gentle and smaller, the sapphire-colored water guarded by scenic cliffs. For larger waves, head south of city center. Both right- and lefthanded waves break over the reef between the island and the beach, producing long, slow waves.
Head south to Malhão, one of the most consistent breaks in the area. Though it is a well-known wave, the beach is long enough to give an open wave to everyone who comes. Malhão breaks during all tides.
Stop in Cogumelo. Not only the best wave of Alentejo, but also a gorgeous town. This small beach town has a hollow lefthanded barrel to the south end and another big lefthander a little bit north. Longboarders especially will love Cogumelo, where a long, meandering wave breaks at the rivermouth.
Ride by yourself at Monte Clrigo. Sitting at the edge of the Algarve, the touristy southern end of Portugal, this long stretch of beach is windy and empty. Monte Clrigo works during all tides, producing all types of waves from shorebreak to slow and rolling. And when you're done surfing, it's only a short trip to the Algarve.

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