Surfing in Matosinhos
Another elevates Matosinhos above the other beaches around Porto is the absence of rocks. These are restricted to the south end of Matosinhos beach, and as the beach is so exposed you could surf here at any time of year if the conditions are right. When there’s an easterly wind blowing you’ll get a good reef break with rolling waves. There are also eight surf schools in Matosinhos in case you or your kids are inspired to get started here.
At Praia de Matosinhos the waves are suitable for surfing or body boarding, and there are surfing schools based at the beach. Surf equipment can be rented; a board and wet suit can be hired for €15 for two hours. During the summer season, the beach is supervised by a lifeguard and surfing is only allowed within the designated areas. The sea temperature is influenced by the Atlantic Ocean, therefore it is shocking cold, even at the height of the summer.
The Surfing Life Club is the first surf school of Porto, founded in 1994 under the name João Diogo Surf school. Always bet on a single program in the north of Portugal, oriented sport, entertainment and tourism. It offers a range of services covering different areas: regular classes every day of the year, with fixed monitors, equipment shops with technical advice, surfsafaris, surfcamps, classes at schools and colleges, partnerships with city councils, companies and social projects for disabled people. Headquartered in Matosinhos Beach, also in Leca We teach Beach, Sacor / Landfill, Moledo, Thorn, Cortegaça and Maceda, always in search of the best waves. We teach different levels of evolution and various times, providing not only the initiated as the most evolved a permanent monitoring with professional surfing. With the launch of the Pre-competition group we aim to train young, future professional surfers. Both our school as our coach João Diogo are the only ones in the north recognized for sporting merit by the Secretary of State for Sport.
Surf' in Monkeys is located in Matosinhos Sul and offers three physical spaces. In the Surf in Monkeys, innovation is at the heart of everything we do. Provide real innovation to our customers through Surf lessons, skateboarding, Yoga, FunctionalTraining also with a shop where you can buy or rent equipment to practise their favourite sport. The Surf in Monkeys is a project that is targeted to all age groups...