The Azores is a volcanic archipelago situated in the Atlantic Ocean 1300 Kms of the coast of Portugal. The surf in the Azores is consistent, powerful and uncrowded
The weather in the Azores can be best described as moderate with an average temperature of 22 degrees in summer and 14 degrees in winter.
Each of The 9 Azores Islands are distinct from the other. All of them are worth a visit if time permits. Each Island shares magical ocean views, lush vegetation, and volcanic peaks. Because these once-uninhabited and remote islands were settled sporadically over a span of two centuries, their culture, dialect, cuisine, and traditions vary considerably.
The Azores have plenty of uncrowded waves on offer but many are hard to get to. If you are considering a serious surfing vacation in the Azores then make sure you plan your car hire into the cost. The surf on the islands is both powerful, unexplored, sometimes dangerous and most of all uncrowded.
The Islands benefit from the East Gulf Stream which brings warm ocean water. The oceans temperature ranges from 17 Celsius in the winter to 25 Celsius in the summer. So in winter it is a good idea to have a 3.2 Steamer and for summer board shorts will be fine.