Surfing in Azores
The Azores are a Portuguese chain of islands located 1,400 km west of mainland Portugal in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. The archipelago has consistent waves all year round due to good exposure to swells generated by powerful storms from the North Atlantic Ocean. There are many kinds of surf spots in the group of islands but the most desired ones are the perfect, hollow and heavy reef breaks that will challenge any advanced surfers skills. The large swell window of 360 degrees guarantees a great amount of setups that can be surfed in pretty much any swell or wind direction. The best time of the year to surf in the Azores is during wintertime when wave size is bigger, if you are a skilled surfer or summer if you are looking for more gentle waves. No matter what time of the year you visit the Azores the stunning landscape and the amazing waves will definitely impress you and make you want to come back again.
Best surf spots in Azores
The best surf spots are Mosteiros, Calhetas, Rabo de Peixe, Areias de Santa Bárbara, Monte Verde, Santa Iris, Maia, Baixio Viola, Fajã do Araújo, Ribeira Quente, Amora, Água d’Alto, Milícias, Porto Martins, Quatro Ribeiras, Praia da Vitória, Porto Martins, São Mateus, Vimes and Praia do Pópulo.
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