The entire Portuguese coast is a perfect destination for surfing and the capital of the country is no exception. A very short distance from the centre of Lisbon, the Cascais area offers the perfect conditions for safely catching some waves. Beaches like Carcavelos, with its predictable tides, are a great option even for those who don´t have much experience on the board.
The first Surf Reserve in Europe and the second in the world can be found near Lisbon. The coastal town of Ericeira is just one example of the excellent conditions needed for surfing that the Portuguese capital offers. Here thousands of surfers meet every year, looking to take advantage of the wide variety of waves offered by the area. In fact, Praia dos Coxos is said to have the best waves in all Portugal.
You can also attend the highest-level competitions a few kilometres from the city such as the Rip Curl Pro Portugal – Peniche, a highly prestigious international event that is held annually at Supertubos Beach.
Whether you are a spectator or being encouraged to get on the surfboard, Lisbon is a destination where it will be really easy to enjoy this fashionable sport.