Peniche surf spots: the land of the super tubes

praia lagido penicheThere's absolutely no better place for surfing than a peninsula and, surrounded by sea from three sides, there's always a place in Peniche with offshore wind, creating some of Portugal's best sets, with gorgeous organized, consistent and strong waves. All you need is to pick the right spot from about 20 that make surf in Peniche possible all the year around.

Weather conditions in the peninsula mean that the summertime is about the only time when surf in Peniche is not exactly top notch, with a lower swell and the beach fronts filled with vacationers. Still, sunny weather and predominantly beach breaks make for an excellent opportunity for a calmer surf time or for a beginner to take his or her first steps into this sport, as these are particularly safe beaches around this time of year.

As for the rest of the year, everything changes: from winter and up to the spring time, Peniche is a surf spot by excellence for anyone who wants to live the sport to the max. When the crowds are gone, the waves grow to over 4 meters tall, and water temperatures never go below 15ºC, making Peniche one of the places in Europe with the warmest waters during the coldest months of the year, truly Europe's envy.

Since Peniche is at the Atlantic heart of Portugal, with plenty of cliffs to go around and sheltered bays, even when weather is rough, there's always a spot waiting for you. One of the best Peniche surf spots should really be mentioned here: Supertubos, precicely "super tubes", if you haven't guessed it already, with fast breaking waves workable up to 3 meter swell hight (sometimes more). Even larger are those at Consolação beach, hitting workable 5 to 6 meters, while further north, the reefbreaks at Lagide deliver very vigorous but workable 4 meter high swells. And, if you're a beginner, though, you really can't go wrong with Cantinho da Baía.


Main Peniche Surf spots:

  • Belgas
  • Almagreira
  • Lagido
  • Praínha
  • Cantinho da baía
  • Baía
  • Cerros
  • Molhe Leste
  • Supertubos
  • Consolação
  • Porto Batel




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