Lisbon is the preferred destination for people who want to get closer to the ocean while keeping the advantages the urban life can bring. 🌊🌼
So if you’re a boardsports lover 🏄🏻♂️, if you’re a new Lisboèta, a kitesurfer passing through the capital city or if you’ve set up home for a while in Lisbon and you’re looking for kitesurf spots near Lisbon, this article was made for you!
Discover the kitesurfing spots around Lisbon and the options to go there from the capital city and rent gear. 🤙🏻
Spot of Guincho is 30 min in the north of Lisbon
Features: waves spot for experienced riders. The conditions may be difficult in Guincho (rocks, big swell..) but if you’re a wave lover this spot is really worth the journey.
🚏 Going to Guincho :
• By car or with Uber, count on 30 min to 1h drive depending on traffic.
• Via public transportation: get on a train headed for Cascais in « Cais do Sodré » then get off in Cascais, take the bus (M15 or M05) and get off at Praia Do Guincho stop. Count on 1h15 ride for this option.
Óbidos lagoon is 1½ hour in the north of Lisbon
Features: flat and shallow water, this spot is perfect to begin kitesurfing, progress and improve or learn new tricks. Obviously, it’s also a very good spot for flat lovers.
Please note, in the lagoon, there are 2 main spots. At the top of the lagoon (closer to the ocean) and inside the lagoon. The top of the lagoon is closed from June 15 to September 15 for kitesurfers, but the spot inside the lagoon can still be used all the year.
🚏 Going to the lagoon of Óbidos:
• If you don’t have any car you can opt for the renting option for a day or a week-end, an opportunity to come and visit our beautiful region of Óbidos / Baleal / Peniche
• By bus, with the Rede expressos company from Lisbon (📍Praça Marechal Humberto Delgado – Rua das Laranjeiras 1500-543 Lisboa.) to Peniche (1½ bus ride) or Caldas da Rainha (1h10 bus ride) and book a taxi transfer to come to the lagoon.
The bay from Baleal to Peniche – 1½ in the north of Lisbon
Features: along the bay, there are several waves spots, navigable according to the direction of the wind. The spots work by Northern and Southern wind. On these spots you’ll have to share the waves with surfers.
🚏 Going to Peniche / Baleal:
Once in Peniche, to go to Baleal or to move within Peniche you can take the city bus but you have to be careful, it doesn’t always run. Check before planning your trip.
You can also rent a scooter for the day.
Fonte da Telha – the kitesurfing spot on Costa Caparica – 30 min drive south of Lisbon
Features: small waves spot that suits any level.
Lagoon of Albufeira – Less than 1 hour in the south of Lisbon
Features: calm and shallow water, this lagoon mainly ‘works’ at half and high tide. However it is possible to ride at low tide on the East part of the lagoon, located next to Meira Pro Center school. Careful! This spot isn’t navigable during Summer due to a lack of water.
To go to the lagoon of Albufeira it is difficult to use public transportation. Take a taxi, a car or even a carshare your first choice.
Less than 1½ hour around Lisbon you have the choice between a lot of spots offering different conditions and being suited to any level or profile. If you’re keen on waves, flat, foil … you have enough to enjoy yourself on water!
Find other spots in Portugal further north and south of the country. A great opportunity to plan a getaway for a weekend outside the capital city and discover the other beautiful regions of Portugal. 🥰
See you on water,
Léa & Marco ✌🏻