Praia de Carcavelos is a famous beach break located only 20 km west of Lisbon city center. It’s one of the best surf spots in Portugal and offers barreling, fast and powerful waves with bigger swells. On smaller days, it’s also perfect suitable for beginners and less experienced surfers.
There are many peaks along the beach with both lefts and rights. The lefts are usually better and more frequent than the rights. It can be surfed at all tides, but less water is normally better. This 1.5-km-long beach provides all the necessary facilities for surfers; parking, restaurants, showers and surf schools. Since Carcavelos is so close to Lisbon, you can expect it to be crowded in and outside the water. If the waves at Carcavelos are too big for your surf level, its neighbour Praia da Torre can offer fun conditions.
Please note that the best time to surf this stretch of coast is October to March. In the summer there are usually no waves!