Welcome to the best European destination, Peniche surf area.
Peniche surf has more than twenty spots & great consistency and variety. Beach breaks, points and reefs, for beginners, intermediates & advanced.
World-class beach break. Long and heavy tubes. It can be surfed in all tides. The main A-frame peak delivers a fast left-hander, while the right-hander is a shorter, but intense experience.
A powerful, hollow world class right hander wedge for intermediates and experienced surfers. Vertical take-off, then fast walls or barrels. It is the most localised spot, so respect the locals.
Long beach to the north of Baleal. It has many spots and works around high tide, when the waves are smaller in Baleal. It has a left and a right sandy bottom peaks. Ideal for all levels of surfers.
Perfect beach break for beginners and intermediates. Most consistent in Peniche all year around, especially during the summer. Many lefts and right-hand peaks, working at different times.
PRAINHA / LAGIDE
Prainha has right & left waves, good for beginners and intermediates. There is a sandy bottom with few stones. Lagide is long left-hand reef. Steep take-off, then mellow ride. Be aware of a reef.
Quality right-hand point break with long walls and the occasional tube, when the wind is offshore. Slower at the beginning, but gets faster on the inside. Rocky bottom, urchins, tricky access.
Surfing is a main adventure in the area. Alternatively, explore Surf Atlantic activities.
Peniche Surf Tips
The climate in this part of Portugal is very pleasant all year round. Peniche town and Peniche surf spots are in the middle of the country. Stuck between the dry Algarve and the damp regions north of Porto. The winter season starts in November and last until March, but still with mild temperatures. The best climate occurs during a change over seasons. The Nortada (north winds) always cool things down. A light 2mm or 3/2mm steamer will do a job, except in winter months when 4/3mm is a better option. There are no major hazards near or at any Peniche surf spots apart from obvious rocks and some spots with urchins…and a bit of localism here and there. You can check Peniche surf forecast or even live video camera to choose your next spot for surf session.