- ABOUT THE SPOT
Wind Surfing in Peniche, Leiria, Lisbon and Coast Portugal
Peniche is a seaside township in Portugal. It has a large harbor and it is well known as a fishing town. It’s worth visiting the famous impressive 16th century fortress. It was used as a prison by the secret police of dictator Salazar, where political opponents were jailed. You should also visit the baroque Misericordia Church in the main square, where you can admire the fantastic painted ceiling with scenes from the new testament.
Peniche’s beach is really clean, sandy and windy. It has fast and strong waves and the breaks are staring in 3 distinctly different directions. In summer the waves are with swell size 4-6.5 ft (1.3-2 m) most of the time and the wind blows onshore 85%. In autumn, winter and spring the waves are with swell size 6.5-10 ft (2-3 m) and the wind blows onshore 63%, 58% and 73% respectively.
Take a breath and let your soul be taken away by the magic of windsurfing. In Peniche, there are windsurf schools with experts at your disposal, in case of need.
There are also bars and restaurants where you can unbosom your journey to the wave’s world. In Peniche you can find beautiful accommodation options, where you can relax when you are not flirting with the waves.