The incredible waves of Madeira have led many to call it the “Hawaii of the Atlantic”.
Here you will find good conditions for surfing, although we recommend that you take great care, especially if you are a beginner.
The archipelago of Madeira offers excellent opportunities to catch North Atlantic swells and all sorts of waves, from point breaks to reef breaks. These excellent waves are also generated by the rugged and steep coastlines and by rocks on the seabed. The coasts at Jardim do Mar, Paúl do Mar, Porto da Cruz and São Vicente, with their challenging waves, are the most inviting.
At some of these locations you can find surf schools that offer an introduction to this sport.