Surf in Azores
In the Atlantic Ocean, the Azores offers the best conditions for water sports, its back with its beach breaks and point breaks enable these sports throughout the year. During the summer the warm water appeals to surf in shorts, to sail in its gentle waves, perfect conditions for sports learning or even for a family surftrip. For the more experienced, heavy and hollow waves are a challenge for travelers surfers, looking for spots during both the summer and winter.
In São Miguel, runs the circuit Surfing Professional constituting Sata Airlines Pro, a high-class ASP qualifying circuit event, and a favorite on the world circuit, the conditions of the waves, powerful and tubes that break only in Areal Santa Barbara. Also in this, is the junior edition euro, a surf selections championship for younger athletes competing in various disciplines of this sport.
With regard to windsurfing and kite surfing, the Azores contains more than the perfect conditions for your practice, particularly during the winter, several fronts pass and the wind is a constant. Between ports and harbor, beaches and lagoons, lovers of windsurfing, the freeride side, see and feel the wind off shore and shore side that allow them long and long walks by the shorelines of the Azores islands. Already lovers of adrenaline, wanting to break the waves, the Beach Breaks with side and on-shore winds allow the practice of surfing and jumps.
For those who enjoy sailing by strong winds safely, the Furnas and the Seven Cities Ponds offer the conditions for speed or freestyle, one of the world’s best spots, they are also indicated for those who want to start this sport, especially when the wind is weak.
Every year, the Praia da Vitória, on Terceira, receives a stage of the World Cup in the disciplines of Formula Windsurfing and Slalom.
Fajã do Araújo – Nordeste
Baixio da Viola – Lomba da Maia
Areais de Santa Barbara
Rabo de Peixe
Lago do Linho – Fajã do Santo Cristo
Direitas do Paço – Fajã do Santo Cristo
Belo – Fajã do Belo
Ponta da Ribeirinha
Santo Amaro – Baía do Canto
Fajã Lopo Vaz
Quebrada Nova – Fanais