Portugal is a paradise for water sports, the Atlantic Ocean beats all its coastline, and Sagres in particular because of its climate, its wild character and its various orientations is a spectacular place for Surfing and offers excellent conditions of waves throughout the year.
The area of Sagres has a special feature and is that it has many beaches with different orientations, and with that there is some swell it will be difficult that you do not have a bathroom insured. It is an ideal surf destination for surfers of all levels. If we add to the pleasant weather, food and atmosphere, we understand why Sagres is currently one of the most popular surf destinations among European surfers.
The Algarve is known for mass tourism, but Sagres is a special place, as it is far from that type of tourism and offers all kinds of facilities for water sports. The spring-autumn season is the best time to go and look for waves to surf. In winter the waves go from 2 to 5 meters and in summer there is never a plate and the average waves are 1.50 meters.
Along its coast, between Cabo de San Vicente (Punta de Sagres) and Odeceixe, there are more than thirty beaches with a strong surfing vocation that extend between endless sands, small coves, cliffs, spectacular geological formations and cold waters of a Beautiful turquoise.
Lagos is one of the beaches and corners of the Algarve, Located in a large bay, is the starting point for cruises to observe birds, fish or dolphin watching. It is an area where you can practice kayaking, diving, surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing or paddle surfing. To replenish forces, the Central Padaria, the oldest oven in Lagos, founded in 1906, still serves the freshest breads and pastas of the Algarve. It is ideal for early birds and for backpackers who return for retreat.
Cómo llegar a Tonel, la meca de Sagres
In Meia Praia you will find restaurants by the water. The Quim Bar is a classic Portuguese beach restaurant, and if you want more elegance, the Atlantic, overlooking the beach and a good menu of Portuguese dishes.
Between cliffs and unspoiled beaches, fishing villages and an artificial reef unique in the world. This is the most unknown Algarve, a perfect destination for our surftrip this summer in Portugal.
In short, beaches that are still not very crowded, with an excellent degree of conservation and naturalness due in large part to the legal protection of this coastal corner of the southwest of Portugal, declared Natural Park. Rough beaches, impregnated with a strong surfer atmosphere and in line with the signs of rebellion and freedom that characterizes surf lovers.
9 most important surf spots for surftrip in Sagres
Most of them with great facilities to sleep on our van in front of them and with campsites, schools and shops nearby to have everything at hand:
Surf schools in Portugal
Wavy Surf Camp Portugal
The surf school Wavy has chosen Sagres to set up the surf camp in Portugal, because it offers the possibility of surfing on different beaches within a radius of 15 km around us. This is an advantage for our surf school, as it guarantees waves every day and provides a unique natural enrichment. You will discover dreamlike landscapes, surf on its beaches and connect with the incredible nature that every beach surrounds.
Sagres, in the heart of Algarve, southern region of Portugal, is the destination within Europe with better conditions to surf, due to its location between two coasts, south and west, being able to always choose between them, according to swell and wind . In addition the quantity of waves and the excellent climate, make of the Algarve the perfect place to learn to surf.