Wake-boarding is an extreme sport that combines techniques from water ski, snowboard and surf. The way you can rip the waves' top and the keenly moves of your body, would make you feel like the king of the waves. The adrenaline explosion makes you addicted to this sport. So, let's try Meia praia beach in Lagos.
The spot is located in the Barlavento region of Algarve, in Portugal. Along the Atlantic ocean and at the mouth of Bensafrim River. It’s a place where you can find historical buildings from 14th to 16th century, such as the famous Lagos ‘golden church’ of St. Anthony. On the opposite side of this treasure, there is the ‘Slave Market’, where the slaves brought back to be sold from the discovery voyages. The St. Sebastian church is on a hill and the view from up there is amazing. The old part of the city is circled by the walls, that were constructed during the 16th century.
The status of prince Henry in the Praça Infante Dom Henrique, looking at the sea. So follow the glance of the prince and take your wake-board, because it’s your turn to be the prince of the sea. Dance with the waves and follow them, right and left. It’s not a break dance, but a beach-break and sloppy type of dance. The swell size, starts working at 1-1.5 m / 3-5 ft and holds up to 2 m+ / 6 ft+.
The north, northwest and northeast direction is the best for the wind. For the swell the south and southeast direction is the best. In spring, the waves swell size is from 0.5-2 m (1.5-6.5 ft) and the wind blows onshore at 7%. In summer, the wave swell size is >1.5 ft (>0.5 m) but in good days, the swell size is from 0.5 to 1.3 m (1.5-4 ft) and the wind blows onshore at 2%. In autumn, we have the same waves swell size and the wind blows onshore at 4%. In winter, the waves swell size is 2-3 m (6.5-10 ft) and the wind blows onshore at 6%.
There are wake-board schools at your disposal, in case you need an expert to guide you in the magic trip of wake-boarding. In Lagos, there are accommodation options and other activities, that you can do when you don’t overpower the waves.