Bodyboarding in Paul do Mar, Calheta, Madeira Portugal

Maximum swell size:
3m (10ft)
Once you ride a body-board, you come face to face with the charm of a big wave, moving keenly your body. If the adrenaline makes you feel like the conqueror of the sea, then you are without doubt a crazy body-boarder. If you really want to feel this unique experience, then accept the encore of Paul do Mar.

It’s a small paradise in the municipality of Calheta, in Madeira, the Portuguese island. This exposed reef break offers the right conditions for body-boarding.

The best swell direction is from the west and the swell size starts working at 1.5-2 m/ 5-6 ft and holds up to  4+ m / 12+ ft. In the summer, there are waves with swell size from 1.3 to 2 m (4-6.5 ft) and the wind blows offshore at 25%, while in the spring the waves have the same swell size and the wind blows offshore at 35%. In autumn there are waves with swell size from 2 to 3 m (6.5-10 ft) and the wind blows offshore at 34%. In winter you can find the best waves as in autumn and sometimes the waves have size more than 3 m (10 ft). The wind blows offshore at 37%.

The body-board school is at your disposal, so no need to worry since professional experts are available and at your disposal, in case of need. In Paul do Mar you can find good seafood restaurants, with fish directly from the Atlantic ocean.

Also, the banana fields and the smell of the exotic fruits will give you one more reason to visit this place. You can also find peaceful accommodation options to rest and relax.