Discover perfect surfing in the Azores Islands

October 3, 2010 | Surfing
Azores: the Atlantic surf island

The Azores Islands, a Portuguese archipelago located in the Atlantic Ocean, is one of the most uncrowded top surf spots in Europe.

There are nine islands with huge surfing potential - S. Miguel, Santa Maria, Terceira, S. Jorge, Graciosa, Faial, Pico, Flores and Corvo.

Recently, the town of Angra do Heroísmo, on the Terceira island, has been elected a world heritage site by UNESCO.

Also, National Geographic considers the Azores the second-best world island's destiny for sustained natural tourism.

Two Azorean sites were included in the 7 Natural Wonders of Portugal: Lagoa das Sete Cidades and Pico Island won categories.

The nine islands are divided into three groups: Western, Central, and Eastern groups.

If you're looking for perfect waves, uncrowded peaks, and wonderful food, the Azores is just for you.

You can easily travel to the Azores through Lisbon or Porto in mainland Portugal.