7 Reasons to Surf in Portugal

Surfing is a mandatory step of your Portuguese holiday. It will allow you to:
 

1.       Enjoy the most typical sport of the country
Are you planning to move to Portugal? As you may know, this beautiful country is one of the best destinations to surf. Despite obtaining popularity in the 1990s, this sport has its origins back to the beginning of the 20th century. Besides, the first national surf competition in Portugal was held in 1977 at Ericeira’s famous Ribeira d’Ilhas.

2.       Discover our fascinating beaches over the coast
Portugal is entirely surrounded by amazing beaches! Some of them are easily reachable by public transports from the city centre of Lisbon. Cascais, Estoril, Costa da Caparica and Praia do Carcavelos are only few of the many beaches of the coast on the Atlantic Ocean!

3.       Conduct a healthy life by doing sport
While being on vacation, to keep fit and do some sport is certainly a good idea. Indeed, there are several health benefits of surfing. While waiting for the right wave, you completely forget about the stressful thoughts which normally are in your head. Furthermore, you will feel mentally and physically stronger and you can burn around 400 calories in an hour.

4.       Ride the best waves of the world
Thousands of tourists come to Portugal nowadays for experiencing surf, which involves public of all ages, either men or women. Have you ever imagined surfing waves 30 metres high? In the Portuguese beach of Nazaré, right above Lisbon, that came alive! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgDtRmSCxBg

5.       Release your stress and tension in natural environments

Portuguese beaches are the perfect place to do sports and manage the stress you have accumulated. After all, what would be a better spot where talking, swimming, sunbathing, running and witness the sunset?

6.       Learn a new activity thanks to professional surfing schools
If you have never tried to surf, don’t worry! You are in the right place to learn. Over the coast, there are so many professional surfing schools which perfectly suit you. Lessons have reasonable prices and the provision of the professional equipment is always included.

7.       Extend your stay beyond Lisbon
Lisbon is definitely a beautiful city to live in. However, there are so many places to discover in the countryside and you cannot miss them once you go to Portugal!

Enjoy your stay in this beautiful country, but don’t miss the numerous opportunities it offers!

Posted on June 9, 2016 .