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Topic: surfing october in the Algavre
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Topic: surfing october in the Algavre
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surfing october in the Algavre

Looking to go in the first 2 weeks of october.

Is the south of the Algarve the same as south cornwall etc.. Or should there be 3/4 foot waves there.

Or do I need to go to the West Coast??



RE: surfing october in the Algavre

Nice one!!!

Thanks for the link. I'll take a look.

I was worried it would be flat on the south coast like south devon. But you think it should be good!!!

Have you surfed the south coast of portugal - when did you go?



RE: surfing october in the Algavre

The nsouth coast is better in the winter time when there's more south swells. Warmer water as well. But the west coast can have offshores for days as well.
Have fun



RE: surfing october in the Algavre

Hi Ian,

I'm just back from surfing the Algarve and I had a great time.  The west coast of the Algarve was much better than the south.  Hire a car!  The distance between each beach is not to bad (some are very close to each other).  Sagres is pronounced more like Sagg-Resh.

I have tones of photo's of each beach which I'm trying to upload on to this website, but I keep getting errors, hopfully I'll have some on soon.

You should definitely check out Arrifana & Monte Clerigo.  Amado gets very crowed & the water quality was very poor!  Castelejo is NOT a sandy beach, very large stones!

Enjoy your surfing!



RE: surfing october in the Algavre

Hi E!
I live down here. What do you mean, that the water quality in Amado is very poor? There is nothing to complain about.



RE: surfing october in the Algavre

I donnu about that Lars, i don't live there (yet) but the times that i surfed tere, I love pissing in the water lots.



RE: surfing october in the Algavre

I have just got back last night.

No waves on the south coast but the west was fantastic.

The area around Carrapateira has really good beach breaks.

The water quality was good. I took my board but what ever you need you can hire.

Highly recommended!!

The only thing I would say - Portugal you are probably ok. But I wouldn't piss in the water else where  - Sharks can sense piss twice as far than blood. That is one of the ways they track pray - all prey piss not many are bleeding!!!

So when in south africa etc piss away if you want!!

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