Azores Mid Tide Surf Spots
The Azores is an autonomous region of Portugal that consists of 9 islands. Most surf spots can be found on the islands of São Miguel and Terceira and what – besides amazingly stunning landscapes – makes the journey to the Azores worth chasing the surf far away from Portugal’s mainland are its quality waves and uncrowded lineups. During winter time sets on the Azores can get quite big and strong and a certain level of experience is recommended.
Mid tide is the time that is exactly between the tides, i.e. about 3 hours after high tide and before low tide or the other way around. Surfing at mid tide – as a rule of thumb – means the in between of of fast and hollow waves that occur during low tide and softer waves during High Tide.