Porto is the second largest city in Portugal, after Lisbon and it is located along the Douro river estuary in northern Portugal. Porto is one of the oldest European centers and registered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996. Porto has a semi- Mediterranean climate, although it's affected by the Atlantic ocean.
- ABOUT THE SPOT
Bodyboarding in Vilamoura, Faro, Algarve Portugal
The good weather and the outrageous waves create the right conditions for bodyboarding!!!
In summer there are waves with swell size 1.5 to 4 ft (0.5- 1.3 m) and the wind blows offshore 4%. The temperature during summer is around 28°C/82.40°F. In autumn the waves swell size is from 1.5-4 ft (0.5-1.3 m) to 6.5-10 ft (2-3 m), and the wind blows offshore at 6%. In winter the wave swell size is at 6.5-10 ft (2-3 m), but sometimes there are waves with swell size more than 10 ft (>3 m). The wind blows offshore at 5% and the temperature is around at 15°C/59°F. In spring the wave swell size is at 1.5-4 ft (0.5-1.3 m) and the wind blows offshore at 8%.
No matter the level of your skills as a body-boarder, there are body-board schools with experts at your disposal, in case of need. In Vilamoura, there are lots of accommodation and other activities that you can do when your body needs a break from the waves.