Surfers and body-boarders constantly search for the best waves. With 850km of coastline, Portugal promises waves to suit every taste. The coastline is like one gigantic beach that is ideal for thrill-seekers.
Names like Ribeira d’Ilhas, ‘Coxos’ and ‘Super Tubos’ are world-famous, while the beaches of Ericeira and Peniche in the western region are a paradise for surfers too.
Other favourite spots are Figueira da Foz, Carcavelos, Costa da Caparica and Carrapateira.
For body-board fans, Praia Grande near Sintra is the favourite, but Espinho and Sagres are also rightly popular.
The national Mecca for windsurfers meanwhile is Guincho - the best in the world have been to Santa Maria beach. The wind and the waves guarantee a spectacle for the onlooker and sheer pleasure for those in the water.
So if you crave the adrenalin rush of good waves, visit Portugal.