Portugal Surf Spots


Portugal enjoys a Mediterranean climate and is one of the warmest countries in Europe, with 2500 to 3200 hours of sunshine a year.
The annual average temperature in mainland Portugal varies from 13 °C (55.4 °F) to over 18 °C (64.4 °F). The North is colder, the South is warmer.
The islands of Madeira and Açores are located in the Atlantic Ocean and are sanctuaries of world-class waves.
Portugal is one of the best world countries for surfing with 1,793 km of coastline, where almost every beach delivers quality waves.
The best surf spots are AguçadouraCabedelo de VianaMoledoMindeloLeça da PalmeiraMatosinhos,EspinhoCortegaçaNazaréBuarcosFigueira da Foz and Furadouro, in the North of Portugal.
In the South, look for São Pedro de MoelBalealSupertubosSanta CruzEriceiraRibeira d'IlhasCoxos,Praia GrandeCarcavelosGuinchoCosta de CaparicaSão TorpesPraia do AmadoAmoreiraArrifana,BelicheTonelZavial and Meia Praia.
In the Azores Islands, check Praia da VitóriaPorto MartinsSanta CatarinaCaldeiraFajã dos Cubres,AreiasPopulo and Ribeira Grande.
Finally, in the Madeira island, try Jardim do MarPorto da CruzSão Vicente and Machico.
The Federação Portuguesa de Surf's website is http://www.surfingportugal.com/
The Associacao Portuguesa de Kite's website is http://www.apkite.pt/

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