Three surfers are walking on the beach carrying surfboards on sunset time

The Algarve is really well-known as a paradise for surfing.

First of all, this is due to its geographical features. The Algarve has two coasts West and South, that means that depending on swell and wind direction you have constant waves on one of the coasts or on both, that guarantee surfing and helps to distribute surfers between surf spots according to their level and avoid the crowd.

Secondly, the Algarve is a great place to surf because of its moderate air and water temperatures throughout the year. So you can enjoy surfing without getting cold even in winter time.

And, thirdly, the Algarve has waves for all levels. When the West works good and bring big waves, the South starts to have small waves that are perfect for beginners.

When the are middle waves on the West, beginners can surf white waves while more advanced surfers can ride green waves.

Despite all the advantages we have in the Algarve, don't forget that Nature always has her plans. We also face days with storms and strong winds that makes surfing quite impossible and even dangerous. It's very rare to have days  without any possibility to surf. But be aware that it can happen especially in winter time.

The most popular Algarve beaches are: Zavial, Cordoama, Amado, Castelejo, Arrifana, Monte Clérigo, Ponta Ruiva, Tonel, Meia Praia (Lagos), Praia da Luz, etc.

As you see, there are plenty of absolutely amazing surf spots that you can surf almost every day.

If you are a beginner or even intermediate surfer, it's quite difficult to choose a right place and time to surf.

Every day the instructors of Filsurf school decide on surf spot to go that based on surf conditions and crowd on the spots.

As our school is licensed to surf the majority of Algarve beaches, you may be assured that you surf the best possible surf spot and conditions of the day.

Monte Clérigo beach view with waves on the ocean and wooden stairs to the beach
Big wave with a mountain behind
View from  a high view point for Cordoama beach. Mountains and waves on the ocean.