Surf in Paul do Mar.
According to many surfers, the sea near the shores of Madeira Island is endowed with the best waves in the world.
Thanks to the excellent conditions and the mild climate throughout the whole year, surfing here is a rewarding experience both for the beginners and for the demanding surfers.
The former will have the chance to practice their skills on safe locations such as São Vicente or Porto da Cruz, which feature ideal conditions for learning; the latter will enjoy for sure the tubular waves of Paul do Mar, a well respected spot within the surf community.
Several schools along the coast of the island offer courses to learn stand-up surfing and body boarding, often combined with touristic services to discover the most renowned attractions in the area.
Where to Surf in Madeira.
-Madeira Surf Camp.
It is a hostel located in the city of Porto da Cruz in Madeira specially designed for surfer’s activity enthusiasts.
It’s a quiet place, the night life is not excessive as in other surf camps in Portugal, but you will find a fantastic mix of nature, gastronomy and local culture that will make you spend pleasant days.
Private and group surf lessons can be organized in this facility, and you can also take excursions in the valleys of the famous Levada River.
You can request transportation from the airport to the hotel at an extra price not too excessive..
Inside there is a valid surf school and is surrounded by volcanic beaches suitable for practicing this sport.
Website for information and reservations : www.madeirasurfcamp.com
-Chao Surf School
Professional surf school founded in 2010 that offers courses for every level of experience, beginners and professionals.
Courses can be both individual and in group, and the school has an agreement with the ‘Vila Bela hotel with which you can get attractive packages for practicing the lessons.
Website for information and reservations : www.madeiracalhausurfschool.com