Portugals Porto e Norte region has a wide range of waves breaking in a variety of different conditions and as such is a year round destination. This region has enormous untapped surf potential with unspoilt beaches and hardly any crowds.
ESMORIZ and CORTEGAÇA
Praia de Esmoriz is the coastal area of the nearby city of Esmoriz which is popular in summer with the nearby city dwellers from Porto. The beach is set in an unspoilt natural environment surrounded by pine forests and has a good range of amenities & facilities including beach bars, surf shops and restaurants. A series of jetties hold the sand bars in place and produce some good waves along this stretch of coastline. The beach faces northwest which means it picks up loads of swell and the crowds are minimal. Offshore winds are from the east. Cortegaça is a quieter little town to the south of Esmoriz.
PORTO NORTH & SOUTH
The entire coast around Porto, especially to the south, has numerous surf spots, empty line ups and waves suitable for surfers of all abilities. The area to the north of Porto also called the 'Costa Verde' or Green coast is virtually unchartered as far as surfing is concerned, there are countless rivermouths and empty beaches along this coast. South of Porto the sandy unspoilt beaches continue into what is known as the 'Costa prata' Silver coast and this continues down to Figueira da Foz. The right hand point break of Figueira da Foz steals most of the limelight but, as any local surfer will tell you, this area is packed with high quality waves and very consistent swell.
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WHY PORTUGAL'S PORTO E NORTE REGION?
One of the big attractions of surfing in this region is the diversity of the waves, the beautiful unspoilt beaches, empty lineups, surf spots that work under various conditions and consistent swells. While Figueira da Foz has drawn most of the surfing media attention there are literally dozens of uncrowded quality waves to be found with a little exploration. For more information on the Porto e Norte region please see our 'Destination Guide'.
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WHAT'S ON OFFER?
SURF CAMPS & CLINICS
We offer Surf Camps for newbies & beginners, Surf Clinics for intermediate surfers and Surf and Stay options for experienced surfers.
The Surf Camps are great base for people who want to immerse themselves in the surf travel lifestyle and learn how to surf or perfect their surfing techniques. On a Surf Camp you will get Professional Surfing Tuition backed by proven coaching techniques and the camps are aimed at anybody who's got the passion to learn or improve their surfing.
If you are an experienced surfer looking for more challenging waves then minimise your time driving around and maximise your time in the water by choosing our Surf and Stay option. This package is intended for surfers who want to surf the best waves on any given day without the hassle of checking tides, wind, crowds etc. You'll also get insider info on the best bars and restaurants in the area. Be part of the surf crew during your stay.
CUSTOM SURFING HOLIDAYS
Our Custom Surf Trips offer you the chance to surf Portugals Porto e Norte region at your own pace. We can arrange anything you need from surfing accommodation, car hire and surfing lessons to personal surf guides or equipment hire.
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