Most UK surfers have exploited the French and Spanish beaches that soak up waves from the Bay of Biscay. Some may even have ventured down into Portugal around Ericeira, but did you know it goes off down in Southern Portugal?
The coasts of South Portugal, better known as the Algarve, have become increasingly popular with adventurous surfers. With cheap flights, warm weather and uncrowded waves it’s a more obvious choice than you first think.
Mother nature has equipped the Algarve with two different coasts, west and south, which expands the clean-wave opportunities. Whether you’re looking for big, small, long or short waves – the Algarve and its long list of surf beaches offer waves for all levels. There’s also a tempting array of secret spots waiting to be discovered by intrepid surf explorers.
Throughout the year this southern region of Portugal is blessed with summertime temperatures. That means when it’s getting cold and the leaves are falling in the UK, it rarely drops below 20 °C in the Algarve.
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