Madeira Beach Break Surf Spots
Beach Break Surf Spots
The autonomous region of Madeira is located about 750km southwest of Portugal’s mainland and about 400km north of Tenerife. Besides stunning landscapes to be explored, Madeira offers excellent surf, the best spots are considered on the west side of the island and during winter swells can get quite big. In addition the island hosts a few point breaks and also beginner friendly spots.
Areas in the ocean where the waves break over a sandy bottom are known as beach breaks. The waves at beach breaks are constantly changing because the sand is often shifting because of tides, currents, and storms. You can be surfing flawless peeling lefts one day and close-out waves the next at the same surf spot. The surf break could be in one location one day and 200 yards along the shoreline the next. The constantly shifting bottom produces a very unpredictable and dynamic surf break. Because they have a softer and safer bottom than reef breaks, beach breaks are excellent places for beginning surfers to practice.