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Surfing in the Algarve...any useful info/tips? Best beaches?« on: June 11 2008 02:06:00 »
Surfing in the Algarve in late SEPT. Cant wait!
Only going for 5days, anyone have any useful info on the best beach to hit for both surfing AND swimming?
Havent booked accommodation yet- looking for well-priced apartment or villa next to/on nice beach...anyone been and can give any advice on where to stay? I want to book soon!!
All info/advice would be greatly appreciated!!
RE: Surfing in the Algarve...any useful info/tips? Best beaches?« Reply #1 on: June 11 2008 07:06:00 »
I was in Sagres 2 years ago, good surfing beaches and good places to swim, it's also a nice town in that time of the year. Or alternatively go to Lagos.
Check the Algarve surf spot atlas on this site.
RE: Surfing in the Algarve...any useful info/tips? Best beaches?« Reply #2 on: July 14 2008 03:07:00 »
Just got back from there. You can go to Sagres which is the most Southwest point in Portugal. There is a beach there around the point on the West side of the point which has decent waves. Then on the South side of the point are more protected beaches with calmer waters for swimming.
There are a few surf shops in Sagres which rent boards for 15 Euro per day and wetsuits (It's cold, the Atlantic and all) for 5 Euro per day. They are within about 5 minutes of the surf beaches. I took a bus there from Lagos and it was 4 Euro one way. You'll pass the surf shop if you take the bus. The woman at the surf shop said the best spot down there was St Vincent which is about a 15 minute drive up the West Coast.
There is no surfing in Lagos although people will try to tell you there is.
RE: Surfing in the Algarve...any useful info/tips? Best beaches?« Reply #3 on: July 25 2008 08:07:00 »
sagres is a pretty good surfing beach, but this time of year you will have very short rides. also about the swimming, be very carefull on picking the beach coz a year back a few people died on one of those beaches whilst swimming.