Surfing in the Algarve

For years, the southwest tip of Portugal has been a haven for surfing enthusiasts. The combination of regular, big waves coming in from the Atlantic and 300 days of sunshine a year has ensured that the Algarve retains its status as a leading surfing destination.

Algarve SurfAll along the Algarve coast are beaches providing access to these favourable conditions and it is here that holidaymakers will find places to hire and buy equipment and even take surfing lessons.

Perfect Places to Hit the Waves

Holidays to Portugal and the Algarve are usually characterised by their luxury status; a traditional destination to kick back and relax on the beach. However, the growth of watersports in the area is ensuring that many visitors are discovering a new side to the Algarve.

Lagos is a great place to stay if you’re planning on a holiday full of surfing. There are some great coves to discover, some quieter than others, giving you more space and there is a good choice of places to hire equipment and take lessons.

Faro, the capital of the Algarve, is another popular area. With a lot of tourism going through the area, it is a natural choice for surfers. There is access to a lot of beach, providing plenty of choice.

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