Given its geographical location, the Azores Archipelago is an excellent region for the practice of wave sports. The morphology of the different islands enable surfing, bodyboarding, SUP, windsurfing in various contexts, beach breaks, reef breaks and point breaks.
The winter period is dominated by strong swells from the north generated near Newfoundland and by constant depressions and cold fronts that pass north of the archipelago. Summer months are dominated by waves from the south generated by tropical storms that pass south of the islands, with some waves created by the depressions that form between South Africa and Antarctica also reaching the Azores after crossing over 11,000 km. These waves are known among locals as "inchas" or "tides of August".
This website showcases a number of spots that can be chosen by suffers according to their preferences and to the time of the year and/or the islands that they visit during their stay in the Azores.