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Surfing in Figueira da Foz: Europe's best right!

The coastline of Center of Portugal is 279 km long with the best surf spots in Europe.

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During Summer time, smaller boards are appropriate for surfing waves, sometimes smaller and softer. During winter days, bigger boards are an essential condition for surfing more powerful waves or even guns for surfing giant waves.

And with so many possibilities, you can also find Soul Surfers Sessions that offer a mini surf trip concept. You can reach the best surf spot in the morning or the best waves away from the crowd. These adventures under the motto of surf values and roots.
With surf schools and surf houses along the coastline, discover the best surf spots!

Still unknown for many surfers around the globe, Figueira da Foz is nevertheless paving its way as a sunny, welcoming and very affordable surf destination. Did you know that Figueira da Foz is famous for  its mile-long hand breaks? And now you can watch it online on the prestigious Surfline portal! Cool or what? 


This long (up to several 100 metres) high quality right point break is mostly more of a carving wave, but there are some steep tubular sections. Actually, there are at least 3 point breaks that can connect with the right swell and form a really long wave.
The Buarcos wave is considered Europe’s longest right point break.
This is one of Europe’s widest beaches with easy waves.


The jetty generates fast hollow waves, the beachbreak too, but not as consistent. It only takes around 10 minutes to get to Buarcos from Cabedelo.

Figueira da Foz does have great waves, including an unbelievable mile-long right hand break. There are even Aussie and Californian surfers that travel across the world to ride it! Just like worldwide surf legend Kelly Slater said: “Surf is a mafia. Once you’re in, you’re in”!

Gliding Barnacles

Just as barnacles live their lives clinging on to ship hulls, surfers live theirs cling on to their surfboards — they are “Gliding Barnacles” !

It’s a wining combination: a group of surfers, good waves and several concerts, as well as surf-related workshops, small competitions, exhibits and artistic residencies !

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