The wind in the Algarve

The “Nortada” - the Portuguese north wind gets accelerated by the surrounding landscape which allows wind speeds between 13 and 30 knots building throughout the day, when other parts of the Algarve are calm. The mornings are best for beginner lessons, or surfing as the wind is light, whereas the afternoons are more suited for experienced kiters and windsurfers when the wind is much stronger.

Being a northerly wind, it blows cross offshore at Sagres and Meia Praia, but side shore at the wave spots on the West Coast. Though offshore wind is not always ideal for learning, our partner kitesurf, windsurf, and SUP centre offers full safety boat cover, operated by trained staff members.



The wind spot in the area: Marthinal beach - Sagres


All levels of windsurfers are welcome here, with a full range of courses offered by the centre, from beginner to advance, along with rental. The wind is also offshore here, though safety cover is provided for all clients.

Rental prices

1 hour: 35 euro pp

2 hours: 45 euro pp

1/2 days: 50 euro pp

Included in the price: wetsuite, harness, life jackets and helmet.