Where to Kitesurf in Portugal

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In this article, we will show you the most well known and reputable places to practice Kitesurf in Portugal.

Portugal is worldwide known for its long coastline that is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. There is a great variety and diversity of beaches, lakes and rivers that are great places to practice water sports.


The best time to kitesurf in Portugal: From May until October. However, after that time, winds are less frequent and mostly from the south, which allows kitesurfing more safely in the southern sea of Portugal.

Type of winds: Mostly North/Northwest wind.

Water conditions: There is a wide variety of spots with waves and with calmer waters.

It is important to remember that you should always do a brief research about the place you intend to practice Kitesurf in Portugal, to know, minimally, the conditions you may be subjected to before entering the water.

Lagos / Alvor Lagoon (Kitesurf Algarve)

The Algarve is one of the most sought after spots for kitesurfing. Both Lagos and Alvor lagoon, are the ideal place to practice this sport, due to the variety of water conditions, that goes from places with waves to calm waters.

The Lagoa de Alvor is a place with shallow water, flat and surrounded by sandy dunes that protect the offshore winds, being this a great advantage for beginners or intermediate level kitesurfers.

If you are interested in visiting this place and trying kitesurfing (Algarve), we have a range of services for various levels. From beginner level, Intermediate, Independent, Advanced.

You can also rent equipment if you have the IKO level 4 certificate (Advanced).

Carrapateira (Kitesurf Algarve)

Carrapateira is a village situated on the western coast of the Algarve. It is a quiet, calm and quiet place. It unites the rural beauty with the bathing beauty, being this its main tourist attraction.

The beach of Carrapateira or Bordeira (Kitesurf Algarve), is annually visited by the appreciators of aquatic sports because it offers good conditions with big waves that are excellent for surfers, and suitable winds for kitesurfing (Algarve).

Near this locality, which is also well known, by the lovers of these modalities, there is a beach that is called Praia do Amado and is considered a playground for surfers.

Óbidos Lagoon (Kitesurf Portugal)

It is the biggest flat water lagoon in Portugal. It is one of the most sought after and respected places for beginners or intermediate level kitesurfers (Portugal).

You can interact with the sport for the first time and have the possibility to improve their technique in a place with calm waters and very favourable conditions.

Guincho (Kitesurf Portugal)

Praia do Guincho is located near Cascais, which is about half an hour from Lisbon. It is located on the Atlantic west coast, is very windy and has good conditions for Surfing, Windsurfing and Kitesurfing (Portugal).

It is an advisable place for the more experienced practitioners, due to the waves, the strong winds and the big rocks that are on each side of the beach.

Esposende (Kitesurf Portugal)

South of Viana do Castelo, Esposende is one of the places with a great reputation for Kitesurfing lovers (Portugal). The variety of water conditions along the beach, allow bringing together the more experienced kitesurfers with the less experienced ones.

Since there is a side of the beach that has stronger and bigger waves and, on the other side, rivers and lagoons with calmer waters.

These conditions are perfect for practitioners of all water sports. In addition, it is possible to take a path from the beginning of the river to the beach.