Best Waves in Algarve

Best Surf in Algarve and Alentejo

Surfing AlentejoThe Algarve is the perfect year round European surfing destination due to its fantastic weather, excellent waves and uncrowded beautiful beaches.

The West Atlantic Coast is by far the best surfing destination since it picks up the predominant northwesterly swells throughout the year, and some South / Southwest from May to September. Summer on the Portuguese west coast usually brings clean waves from waist to chest high although it can be busy on the best known beaches. The winter months are fantastic with bigger swells, comfortable water temperatures and empty peaks. Just a short 15 minutes walk from our surf house will get you to good waves although smaller. The further east along the south coast, in general, the smaller the waves.

Surfing waves AlgarveThe best time for an advanced surf trip to Algarve is from September to April although there are waves all year round. If you don't want to explore the coast on your own or 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. This is no doubt the best option because we pick the surf spots very carefully as some of the waves are unforgiving, breaking over shallow reefs.

Portugal is the the most western country in Europe facing the Atlantic ocean directly with 800km of surf spots to explore throught out its coast. This table includes the best surfing spots in Alentejo and Algarve region (South/West Portugal). The surf spots highlighted are just some of the spots closer to Sagres and where we will probably take you for surf lessons.

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