Surfing in São Vicente

The north coast of the island of Madeira hides a very attractive corner for Nature and ocean lovers. We're talking about Fajã da Areia, located in the picturesque municipality of São Vicente. This peaceful place has been recognised and projected surfing in São Vicente as one of the most consistent in the archipelago.

The volcanic geological formations and the traditional mountainous landscapes, very characteristic of the northern side of the island, offer this area an inspiring environment for those who glide on the ocean. It is, however, the profile of the sea that has been leading an increasing number of surfers to return. The high-potential waves, which break constantly, make surfing in São Vicente an appealing experience.

However, this area is still quite quiet, so surfers have enough space and serenity to enjoy Nature on their surfboards. Surfing in São Vicente is perfect for intermediate and advanced surfers, but depending on the sea conditions, these waves can also be suitable for those who are still taking their first steps in the sport.

Head to the north of the island of Madeira and calmly enjoy this surfing destination.


Located on the north coast, with volcanic landscapes, Fajã da Areia has made surfing in São Vicente famous. This is the right place for intermediate and advanced surfers.

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