There are a lot of surf spots near this wonderful city. What we mean when we say ” Surfing Porto ” is all the different spots that surround this historical beautiful city. There are many surf spots to discover, so you can check for wave conditions that meet your personal demands and skill level. Besides Porto surf conditions, the city itself has a lot to offer too.
Everyone who surfed before will agree that for a complete surf vacation there are a couple of key ingredients: Waves, breathtaking sceneries, tasty food and nice people to share this experience with. You had a great surf session and you want to relax the body & mind a bit after? Then visiting this fun city is the way to go. The city is only a short train ride away from our surf houses (20-30 minutes). You’ll step out right in the heart of the town.
You can simply cruise around the stiff and narrow streets in the old part of the city. These places will tell you a lot of Porto’s history. It is also a great way to feel the cities pulse. Choose from old or new stores when you want to do some shopping or get some souvenirs. In between the shopping you can take the opportunity to visit some of the cities unique landmarks.
Porto’s life and soul are on its hilly streets, in the many hipster bars and smoky cafes, in portions of tasty food and drinks that are huge and cheap.
You have been at it all day, surfing Porto, discovering all the great beaches and waves in the area. You had a great productive day. By sunset, bring your best wave sessions and surfing wipeouts stories to the table, while enjoying some local food and wine. Talk and spend some time with your (new) friends during a warm late afternoon. Build on some nice memories. Nice spots for those moments are everywhere in Porto and you can just discover them yourself or simply ask your favourite Porto surf mates: us 🙂
Later, for sure you won’t want to miss out on the chance to try some of Porto’s cuisine. Tasty and something for every budget. You can find them from cheap to affordable restaurants. Again, just ask us.
No early morning surfing on the horizon for the next day? Well, getting in touch with the nightlife is something you shouldn’t miss. There are lot’s of nice bars and disco’s downtown that will be the cherry on the top of what’s considered a perfect surfing related day with us. And after… just sleep it off in the comfort of your bed in the surf house.
What to see
You can find excellent surf spots within a few km’s distance in every direction of this area. Porto surf locations are diverse and for all skill levels. Also, easily accessible from the surf house in Espinho and Esmoriz. For the north of Portugal, read our article about the best surf spots in north Portugal . As a matter of fact, in the last couple of years, there was a significant increase in surf-related tourism in the region. The quality of the waves, the crowd (small, especially when compared to the most well-known surf spots in Portugal), the beautiful beaches, the short distance to Porto and the affordable flight connections are the main reasons that can explain this growth.
We understand it is better when you can have a look to fully understand what we mean. Just click on the link below and watch the video:
Currently, there are several low-cost companies flying to Porto – Francisco Sá Carneiro airport (OPO).
The easier way to get from the airport to the city is by metro. To do so, you should buy the Andante (metro and train card) and charge it with a ticket, which you can do in the local metro station. Then you only have to catch a metro heading to Porto and enjoy a 30 minutes ride approximately.
If you pretend to go straight to the surf house – ESPINHO or ESMORIZ, you should leave the metro in Campanhã station (Porto) and go the train station, which is right over there.
If you’re already with us having a good time surfing Porto and it’s surroundings and suddenly want to head over to Porto it’s even easier (on average a 25 minutes journey). The train will leave right downtown, where everything happens! Easy going!! Text, book, fly, drive, surfs up, see you soon!
What can we say more, it is time to make a decision. Surfing Porto is an experience you will not soon forget! Are you in doubt because you feel like a beginner and are still uncertain about the Porto surf conditions? We are happy to give you our knowledge and train your skills. You are in good hands. Let us show you what surfing in Portugal is all about.
I had a really amazing time at Watermark Surfhouse this autumn. It’s a great cozy place to stay and discover the endless opportunity of potential waves. The hosts and trainers Rui and Ricardo are really great guys. Friendly, warmhearted and competent. Since I’m an intermediate surfer those guys did a really good job in helping me to enhance my surfing…
Best surfcamp I’ve ever been to!
I’ve been to many surfcamps before, but this is by far the best camp so far!!! Ricardo and Rui are two passionate surfers and teachers who really enjoy hoating their guests.
Great surf holidays.
Went surfing with friends for a week, had an amazing stay! Very cozy and cute surf house featuring a great backyard for yoga and BBQs.
Sleep, surf, relax, repeat.
A friend and I just spent a week at the house and we had a really good time. We booked the accomodation & surf package and Ricardo made sure we had everything we needed.