Surfing Algarve
Best Waves and Surf Spots in Algarve

  • Waves in Algarve & Alentejo | Portugal South and West Coast
  • Surfing in Lagos
  • Surf Camp Algarve
  • Surf the best waves in Algarve

 

Algarve Portugal | Atlantic Waves
West and South Coast Surf Spots

The best and uncrowed surf and waves in Europe and Portugal are in Alentejo and Algarve's coast. Great surf and sunshine all year. Join our surf camp in Lagos.

Portugal the most western country in Europe facing directly the Atlantic ocean. The Algarve is a perfect year round destination with fantastic weather and famous for excellent waves and perfect peaks on beautiful beaches.

The Atlantic West Coast is by far where the best waves are since it picks up the predominant northwesterly swells. Summer on the west coast will usually see clean waves from waist to chest high , but it can get crowded.
Winter months are fantastic with comfortable water temperatures, perfect surf and lots of tan.
A short drive from Lagos is Carrapateira (Praia do Bordeira) and Praia do Amado (host to ASP pro events).

Seasonal swell & wind vary: West to Northwest throughout the year with some South / Southwest from May to September.

If you are an experienced surfer looking to explore the coast on your own, the best time for a surf trip to Algarve is from September to April although there are waves all year round. If you are a novice/intermediate surfer join our surf camp in Algarve and we will drive you to the best spots according to your level. Tthis is no doubt the best option to surf the best spots of the day.

The surf spots highlighted in blue are just some of the spots close to us and where we will probably take you for surf lessons or guiding in Algarve, Portugal.

Spot Quality Direction Type Level
Albufeira 2 Right and left Beach-break Beginners wave
Alvor 3 Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Amoreira * 3,5 Right and left Sand-bar All surfers
Arcos da Mesquita 3 Right Point-break All surfers
Armação de Pêra 2 Right and left Point-break All surfers
Arrifana * 3,5 Right Point-break Experienced surfers
Barranco 3 Right and left Point-break All surfers
Beliche 4 Right and left Beach-break Experienced surfers
Boca do Rio 3,5   Beach-break Experienced surfers
Burgau 3 Right Beach-break All surfers
Cabanas Velhas 3 Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Carrapateira 3,5 Left Beach-break Experienced surfers
Carriagem 5 Don't know Reef-rocky Pros or kamikaze only...
Castelejo * 3 Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Coelhos 3 Right Beach-break All surfers
Coice 3,5 Right and left Point-break Pros or kamikaze only...
Cordoama 3 Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Falesia 3,5 Left Breakwater/jetty Experienced surfers
Figueiros 3 Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Forte Novo 3 Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Galé 3,5 Right and left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Ilha da Culatra 3 Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Ilha da Fuzeta 3 Right and left Sand-bar All surfers
Ilha de Faro 3 Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Ilha de Tavira 3,5 Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Ilha Deserta 3,5 Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Ilha do Farol 3,5 Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Ingrina 3,5 Left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Julias 3,5 Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Lage do Pescador 5 Left Reef-rocky Pros or kamikaze only...
Luz 3 Right and left Beach-break Experienced surfers
Manta Rota 3,5 Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Mareta 3,5 Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Martinhal 3,5 Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Meia Praia 2 Right and left Beach-break Beginners wave
Monte Clérigo 3,5 Right and left Beach-break Experienced surfers
Ponta do Levante 3 Right and left Reef-rocky All surfers
Ponta Ruiva 3,5 Right and left Reef-rocky All surfers
Praia da Rocha 3,5 Left Beach-break All surfers
Praia de Altura 2 Right and left Beach-break Beginners wave
Praia de Faro 3 Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Praia do Amado * 3,5 Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Praia da Bordeira * 1 Right and left Sand-bar All surfers
Praia do Farol - lado poente 3 Right and left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Rosa Branca 3,5 Right and left Sand-bar Experienced surfers
Salema 3 Right and left Sand-bar All surfers
Tonel 4 Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Três Irmãos 3,5 Left Beach-break Experienced surfers
Vale do Lobo 3,5 Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Vale Figueira 3   Beach-break All surfers
Zavial 4 Right and left Point-break Experienced surfers