- ABOUT THE SPOT
Wind Surfing in Lagos, Faro, Algarve Portugal
It’s a municipality in the Algarve, in Barlavento region, in Portugal. The smell of Atlantic ocean and the natural beauty of Bensafrim River give this place something unique. Find the status of prince Henry in the Praça Infante Dom Henrique and run back to old centuries. Appreciate your freedom by visiting the ‘Slave Market’, a place where slaves from discovery voyages were sold. The famous Lagos ‘golden church’ of St. Anthony, on the front side of the ‘Slave Market’, is worthy of admiration. The old part of the city is like a castle, circled by the city walls, that were constructed during the 16th century.
Now, come back to this century and let’s windsurf. Join the beach-break and sloppy fun waves. The waves will try to mislead you with their right and left movements. The swell size, starts working at 1-1.5 m / 3-5 ft and holds up to 2 m+ / 6 ft+. In summer, the wind blows onshore at 2% and the waves 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). 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 winter, the waves swell size is 2-3 m (6.5-10 ft) and the wind blows onshore at 6%. In autumn, we have waves with same swell size as in summer and the wind blows onshore at 4%. The north, northwest and northeast direction is the best for the wind and for the swell the south and southeast.
There are windsurf schools near the spot, available for all kind of windsurfers. In Lagos, there is a variety of accommodations and other leisure activities.