Surf in Madeira Island

Surfing in Madeira are recognised by surf lovers and professionals around the world due to the excellent surfing conditions, and subtropical climate throughout the year.

Madeira Island is surrounded by great surfing hotspots, special locations and challenging waves reaching eight metres high, suitable for the more experienced surfers who have a great deal of skills to ride these waves safely.

International competitions have been held on the Island and also the ISA World Surfing Championships was hosted here. There are many surfing spots all around the Island; Paul do Mar is one of the best offering big waves and lots of space.

According to local surfers, besides Paul do Mar which offers the best barring (tubular tunnel) waves, there are other surf locations such as Ponta Pequena, a beach located between Jardim do Mar and Paul do Mar which offers perfect right-hander waves. Lugar de Baixo in Ponta do Sol is cool if you are in search of fast hollow waves and on the north coast by São Vicente is a calmer spot suitable for beginners to intermediate surfers, with its own surf club. Porto da Cruz is the safest surfing spot qualified as standard, to learn to surf and bodyboard.

Our surf lessons are given on the beautiful beaches of the volcanic sand, in the north-eastern part of the island. Classes are accessible to all persons and suitable for all levels of learning. All coaches / instructors are certified by the Portuguese Surfing Federation and have extensive experience in teaching and surfing. We offer you various packages so that you may choose the one that best suit your requirements.

Carlos Verdinho
What to do :: Sea Activities :: Surf