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Topic: Surf for beginners in Portugal

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Surf for beginners in Portugal

« on: May 13 2006 14:05:00 »


Need some advice for where to go in september. It will be our second surf trip. I've been to Biarritz before.




RE: Surf for beginners in Portugal

« Reply #1 on: May 14 2006 02:05:00 »

Howzit, I cruised around there for 6 weeks in the car. You need a car really. it will be cold about september, but waves are good. There is a lot to offer at Peniche area. Different waves for you to charge.

Best thing to do is get a surf guide. Portugal has there own book 'Ocean surf guide to Portugal'. I used 'Europe Surfrider', coz I wanted other countries. It will give you all the info you'll ever need, except the secret secret spots.

Yeah, read up before you go, pick the spots for your skills/time frame/$/, and go for it.



RE: Surf for beginners in Portugal

« Reply #2 on: May 14 2006 03:05:00 »

Hi Anita
I am based on the lisbon coast and there is great surf around here for all levels and all year round. Also there is plenty to do after surfing and lots of places to go out etc. Send me an e-mail if you need any more info. Will be happy to help. Take care, Karin



RE: Surf for beginners in Portugal

« Reply #3 on: June 19 2006 08:06:00 »


We are 3 beginners and are planning to surf this weekend around Lisbon.

We need to know where to hire equipment and the best beaches to go to.

Can you help?

Thanks in advance.





RE: Surf for beginners in Portugal

« Reply #4 on: July 13 2006 02:07:00 »

i´m going down to portugal 21st of august, staying for 10 days. have a place to stay in Lissabon first night (or two) then we have no idea where to go. north or south? seems like you have a little bit of a clue where to go. been surfing a couple of times before but are far from expert. if you have time please reply
best regards anna



RE: Surf for beginners in Portugal

« Reply #5 on: July 13 2006 07:07:00 »

Just back from Ericeira, which is about 45km from Lisbon. Around the small fisherman's town are a couple of good spots many of them with sandy beaches. I surfed at Foz do Lizandro (about 2min south of Ericeira by car), you can hire boards and suits there at the small wooden house from 'NALU surfcamp + hire' (just near the road to the beach).

The spot is good for all levels, might get crowded in the afternoon and we, but getting there early should help.

Hope that helps, if u have further questions, just email me.





RE: Surf for beginners in Portugal

« Reply #6 on: March 26 2009 13:03:00 »

I'll be in Portugal from May 6-17. My friend and I thought we would drive south from lisbon and start at the southernmost tip to check out a bunch of beaches etc. I'm a medium surfer and my friend is a novice. I've heard of a number of spots near lisbon but are there any along the more southern coast?



RE: Surf for beginners in Portugal

« Reply #7 on: July 15 2015 06:07:00 »

have you been to Portugal eventually?
I'll go this september I'm totally beginner and I'm looking for beaches in Algarve area were have good know to start.

I was last september and the breakings were to weak and close to the shore (Albufeira, Pera, Meia praia...)


Portugal by Van

RE: Surf for beginners in Portugal

« Reply #8 on: July 15 2015 12:07:00 »

Hi Slane, unless it's winter time, you have to go to the west coast, to get some waves.



Ride351 - Surf Trips Portugal

RE: Surf for beginners in Portugal

« Reply #9 on: July 20 2015 08:07:00 »

There are several good spots around Lisboa, such as in Ericeira, Peniche or Cascais. The south coast is also a very good option, especially Sagres and Aljezur.

If you are looking for some good waves, give a look at these options at with all included and in constant movement with a friendly local surfer where you just have to surf and relax.

Also, in the end of September will be happening the Cascais Women's Pro and the Cascais Billabong Pro.

All the best and good waves!

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