Surf in paradise

Surf in Azores


The Azores islands have much to offer to nature lovers and surfers alike. Known above all for their natural beauty, full of beautiful landscapes, lagoons, waterfalls, and natural pools.

A mild climate all year round and several quality spots for this sport make the Azores archipelago a unique natural destination for surf lovers and for holding one of the most important championships of the WQS world circuit, which has occurred annually in Ribeira Grande, São Miguel Island.

For surfers who appreciate truly magical places and unparalleled tranquility, we suggest visiting Fajã do Santo Cristo, on the island of São Jorge, sought by practitioners of this sport from around the world and considered a surfing sanctuary for the unique characteristics of its wave.

But it’s possible to enjoy quality surfing on all islands, due to the distinct characteristics each one has to offer.

If you are planning to travel to the Azores and enjoy surfing, you would like to know that SATA Azores Airlines offers special conditions for the transport of sports equipment.

SATA Azores Airlines has created conditions for its passengers to combine sport with their holiday travel by offering an additional baggage allowance for the transportation of equipment for various sports, which includes surf.

These extra deductible benefits are exclusive to flights operated by Azores Airlines and SATA Air Açores and require an advance travel booking where you must indicate the type, weight and size of sports equipment, and the booking is subject to further confirmation.

Please consider that sports equipment must be properly packed to withstand normal loading conditions.

For detailed conditions of transport of sports equipment on SATA Azores Airlines, see baggage information here.

Also visit the official Azores Tourism website at