Learn how to ride the waves at Carvalhal surf school, where Ana and her team offer private or group classes all year round.
With over 600 miles of coastline, Portugal is quickly establishing itself as a surfing hotspot. Swells are best in the spring, autumn and winter and can reach well over 15 feet. There are several great options within a 20-mile radius of Comporta – among the most popular is Carvalhal. A lesson at Carvalhal surf school lasts one and a half hours and all equipment can be borrowed on site. Experienced surfers might also want to check out the country’s surf hub centred around Nazaré, a 90-minute drive north of Lisbon.