Water sports

The Algarve with a coastline of over 200 km offers a great variety of water sports facilities: the marinas of Albufeira, Faro, Lagos, Portimão and Vilamoura, wind surfing on the wild western coast Costa Vicentina between Sagres and Odeceixe, sailing and big game fishing, kite surfing and stand-up paddling along the southern Atlantic coast, diving between Lagos and Sagres, Parasailing, Water & Jet Skiing, and many more ...

The windy western coast of the Algarve, the Costa Vicentina, is especially popular with surfers, kite surfers and paraglider. Around Sagres and Lagos there ise a large number of surf camps, and also in many other places of the Algarve courses for beginner and advanced surfer are offered. Portimão with its new marina on the estuary of the river Arade is an excellent sailing area, where also several international competitions take place. And the marinas of Vilamoura, Albufeira and Lagos offer a variety of water sports facilities including big game fishing.Despite the fact, that the Algarve has a uniform annual climate, actual weather conditions may significantly differ between various locations due to the winds on the Atlantic coast. Therefor we are publishing more specific and detailed weather data and 72h forecasts for selected spots on the Algarvian coast, including wind speed and direction, altitude of waves and rating for surfers as a special service to our visitors interested in water sports. According to our own experience, and based on local knowledge, this is the most accurate weather information currently available for the Algarve.