The Portuguese coast has all sorts of fun waves, from beach breaks to point breaks, reefs and big wave spots. Here are a few point break options in the North, Center & South of Portugal, not forgetting the islands….

Espinho – Direita da Baía – Porto

The North of Portugal has its fair share of point breaks, even if many of them only work under very specific conditions. “Direita da Baía”, in Espinho, is a World-class wave under the right conditions. With a certain northwest swell this spot starts offering long rights from 1 meter to just over 2,5 meters, with tube ride sections from take off, all the way to the end of the wave.

Find out how to get there, HERE (coming soon)!
What should you do after surfing? Find out more about Porto – HERE.

 

Direita da Consolação – Peniche

Peniche has more than it’s fair share of amazing waves. You’ve heard of Supertubos, Pico da Mota, Point Fabril, Molhe Leste, Lagido and more. And then there is this sleepy right hand point break, just a little bit to the south of Supertubos. Easier to surf than most waves in Peniche, Consolação offers a long and fun right that can hold a lot of swell. Fun for beginners when it’s small and fun for experts on bigger swells, this is always a great option the escape more crowded days in Peniche.

Find out how to get there, HERE (coming soon)!
What should you do after surfing? Find out more about Peniche – HERE.

 

Crazy Left – Ericeira

Coxos is THE spot in Ericeira. For many surfers it’s THE spot in Portugal. But there is another great wave in the same bay, Crazy Left. This left doesn’t offer as many turn sections as Coxos but you can still fit a couple of big maneuvers on the inside. As for the take off section, you can get barreled or you won’t do anything at all. Works best at high tide and it’s an experts only surf spot.

Find out how to get there, HERE!
What should you do after surfing? An excellent choice would be to visit the magnificent palace, convent and basilica of Mafra, just a short drive away. Find out all about it and how to get thereHERE.

 

Bico – São Pedro do Estoril

A mellow point break in Linha do Estoril, Bico is great for longboarding, beginners or even advanced surfers who like long and soft walls to carve. This spot can be surfed from 0,5 meter waves all the way to 2 meters plus, but it gets tougher as it gets bigger. On the right day you’ll be able to take the wave all the way to the inside and ride a smaller left all the way to shore.

Find out how to get there, HERE!
Find out more about the Estoril Coast in this LINK

 

Ponta Ruiva – Vila do Bispo

Ponta Ruiva is a really fun and consistent point break in the South of Portugal. Not easily accessible if you’re not driving an SUV but we’ll worth the trouble to get there. The beach is really beautiful and the spot is a long left, full of sections to go for great turns. Can be surfed from 1 meter all the way to 3 and on the right swell it may offer the ride of your life.

Find out how to get there, HERE!
What should you do after surfing? Find out more about the region – HERE.

 

Sta. Iria – São Miguel – Azores

Sta. Iria could be considered a semi-secret spot. There are no directions to this spot and you won’t find it in most guides, but all you have to do is to ask around and you’ll be told the directions. This fun left-hander is often compared to Ribeira D’Ilhas, in Ericeira, but inverted. Almost impossible to get out during high tide, it’s something that has to be taken in consideration when choosing to surf this spot. It’s also a fairly easy break to surf, except when it gets over a 1.5 meters.

Find out how to get there, HERE (coming soon)!
Find out more about São Miguel island – Here!

 

Jardim do Mar – Madeira

Many have called Jardim do Mar one of the best waves in the World. Definitely not a beginners sort of wave, this right-hander can be surfed from one meter to five, making it also a big wave spot. Big barrels and big turns are what can be expected in this spot and surfing it on a big board is advised.

Find out how to get there, HERE!
Find out more about Madeira Island HERE.