Summer in Portugal brings warmer weather, sunny skies, and an influx of beachgoers. It's a vibrant and bustling season that attracts surfers and non-surfers alike to the country's beautiful coastal regions
. While the summer months tend to see smaller waves compared to other seasons, it doesn't mean that the surf scene comes to a halt.
During summer, the southern Algarve coast becomes particularly popular for surfing. Beach breaks like Arrifana and Praia do Amado offer consistent, manageable waves that are well-suited for beginners and intermediate surfers. The gentle summer swells provide ample opportunities for learning, practicing, and improving one's surfing skills. Surf schools and camps thrive during this season, catering to those who want to experience the joy of catching waves for the first time or enhance their abilities.
In the central region, popular surf spots like Peniche and Ericeira still provide consistent waves, although they may be smaller compared to other times of the year. It's a great time for longboarders to enjoy the more mellow waves, as well as for families and beginners to experience the fun and excitement of surfing in a more relaxed atmosphere.