Surfing in Viana do Castelo
Viana Do Castelo, Portugal is a great wave or flat water spot to kitesurf with a thermal wind. There is a long curved beach where you can have perfectly flat water behind the water break and further down the beach you get some really nice waves. There are many places where you can practise water sports. Northern Portugal is known for having a rougher sea and deep sea fishing, surfing and bodyboarding are its leading features.
In Viana do Castelo, the municipality of Afife has beaches with excellent conditions for surfing and bodyboarding. The most well-known is Arda Beach or Mariana Beach, as it is known among the locals. With the Blue Flag since 1996, this natural beach has already hosted various competitions in these sports.
Kitesurf is also practised on the northern coast. The beaches of Ofir, in Esposende, Cabedelo, in Viana do Castelo, and Moledo, in Caminha, are locations which offer conditions to practise this sport.
Surf lessons are given taking into account the level of each student – beginner or advanced surfer, and in strict accordance with the rules and regulations of the Portuguese Surfing Federation. Our monitors are very experienced surfers and certified by the Portuguese Surfing Federation. Classes take place primarily at Arda Beach (Praia da Arda) in Afife.
Here at Salty Watersports we are a group of good friends and family that has more than 25 years of experience as practitioners, instructors and organizers of events (national and international) of Surf and Bodyboard. Result of this great passion for sea and water sports we created Salty Waters Surf School with the aim of providing the best learning in the region of Viana do Castelo.
The most interesting aspect of the Surf Clube de Viana is inscribed in its ability to promote and democratize sport activity, to find the necessary partnerships to reach all those who are still on the periphery or to fight for causes.The club that for two years, hosted at its headquarters, the FPS and later also for two years, the European Surfing Federation, has become a dynamic agent whose sports / social / economic / environmental contribution has been decisive for the sports promotion...