With beautiful flat waters, consistent wind and glorious sunshine the Algarve is the perfect place to learn to windsurf!
Windsurfing combines the skills of sailing and surfing. In a high wind you can experience incredible speeds as you jump and surf the waves while still enjoying the control of direction that comes with any sail propelled craft. The prevailing wind in summer is from the Northwest and the wind blows in from the sea especially in late afternoon creating perfect conditions for windsurfing. Between June and September the Nortrada blows almost on a daily basis so these are the best months but windsurfing is possible with some planning all year round.
There is great windsurfing In Praia da Luz where boards can be hired hourly from the watersports centre on the beach. Nearby in Lagos on Meia Praia, there is also an excellent windsurf centre that is more exposed to the winds when Praia da Luz becomes sheltered from the winds further out to sea. There are few days without enough wind to windsurf.
Prices per person
|Windsurfing||Course||No of hrs||Mar - Nov|
|Beginners||Assembly, theory practise on land and sea||5 hrs||165 €|
|Complete beginners course||10 hrs||220 €|
|Intermediate||Turning sail, board and harness lines||3 hrs||110 €|
|Beach start / Jibe with moderate wind||6 hrs||200 €|
|Advanced||Strong wind||4 hrs||165 €|
|Private lesson||Board Sail and Wetsuit||1 hr||55 €|