October is here and so the time to surf. Known as the perfect destination to surf due to a mild climate and a perfect (sometimes even magical) waves. These are spiced with wind blowing and a lot of sun throughout the whole year, Portugal is “the place to be” for surfers. Discover with us the top Surf Spots in Southern Portugal , for surfers with all abilities, from beginner to advanced.
Source: Herdade da Matinha
Surf, bodyboard, windsurf, kitesurf or paddle surf are some of the ways to enjoy the Atlantic coast and have a unique experience full of adrenaline.
From the giant waves from Nazaré, searched by the most fearless as McNamara, to the wild and little crowded beaches, it doesn’t matter where you stay, because even if you have to drive one or two hours west, you’ll find a nice place to begin your surf experience. Variety is huge.
Source: Herdade da Matinha
But, if you want to combine a delightful weather with landscapes that takes your breath away, your bet should be in Vicentina Coast. Besides it’s one of the best preserved coastlines of Europe, it is the most surfed part of Portugal, offering a generous dose of nightlife and a relaxed atmosphere.
Our preferred beaches for surfing include Malhão beach, a stunning and expansive beach that is situated in the north of Vila Nova de Milfontes and is great for surf and bodyboard. The isolated beach is set amidst the Sudoeste Alentejano national park and is highly recommended for visitors who are searching for a remote beach far from the masses.
Source: Malhão beach, credits to Herdade da Matinha
Another very good beach is Aivados, situated between Porto-Côvo and Milfontes and owns a priceless natural beauty, a great alternative for surfers who like little crowd or sessions of free and soul surfing.
Well if you choose to experience these stunning beaches, our accommodation suggestion is the lovely and elegant charming house, Herdade da Matinha, a pearl of rural Portugal in Alentejo coast, surrounded by old oak trees transmitting a cozy and intimate atmosphere.
Source: Aivados beach, credits to Herdade da Matinha
Another of our preferred beaches in the Portuguese southwest coast is Odeceixe beach, on the border between Algarve and Alentejo, where reigns the calm and the views take the sand like an extended carpet to heaven. At low tide, the large sandy surface is dotted with lagoons, ideal for children to play and swim in and consider one of the best beaches of the region. In Odeceixe we suggest Casas do Moinho, typical village houses with stunning views over the valley and river Seixe, strategically placed near several beaches which offers the best of Algarve with a taste of Alentejo.
Source: Odeceixe beach, credits to sral_66
Isn’t that enough to consider the south of Portugal a surfing paradise? Here’s what pro surfer Marlon Lipke has to say about it:
“It’s still one of the few places that you can surf really good waves and be alone. It doesn’t have, like, perfect days many times, but when you have them, you have them alone. And that’s the most amazing thing.”
Still not convinced? Just check it out
Source: Casas do Moinho