World class surfspots.
The good thing of staying near Sintra is that you are in between the best surf spots of Portugal. For beginners as well as for advanced surfers there is enough to explore. When the waves are too big you can go more South and check the surf spots near Cascais, Guincho, Carcavelos. Going more north you can find the best surf spots of Europe , Ericeira. Around Ericeira you can find all sort of waves even fun waves for beginners. Don’t forget Nazaré. Winter months are the best time but midsummer can also be really good. The water temperature is around 17 degrees in winter and summer this can go up to 20 degrees. In the winter period you can surf with wetsuit (4.3). In the summer you need a wetsuit (3.2) without shoes and gloves
Big wave surfing
Praia Grande: one of the most consistent breaks in the Lisbon area. It is spectacular because of the high rocks at the end. Praia Do Guincho: better known for its windsurfing conditions in the Lisbon area and certainly one of the most consistent. Carcavelos: this is still one of the best Portuguese surf spots. It seems to attract every surfer in the city and most of the foreign surfers on the Costa do Estoril. Sao Pedro Do Estoril: this is one of the favorites, same conditions as Carcavelos but less crowded. It can be rocky so be carefull when you get out of the water. Ericeira: you can find many surf spots around Ericeira, find out and try to stop along the way to the north to check every beach.