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What are the top 25 tips for surfing Sintra, Portugal?

1.    The best months for beginners to surf in Sintra are May, June, July, and September.  

2.    The best months for intermediates to surf in Sintra are May and September. Although, every month of the year is pretty good for an intermediate surfer.

3.    The best months for advanced surfers in Sintra are January, February, March, September, October, November, and December.  

4.    The two best beaches in Sintra are Praia Grande and Praia das Macas.

5.    There are several private/hidden beaches to the north and south of the main beaches.

6.    Praia Guincho is a very lengthy beach which has several peaks. Great for novices who want to learn surfing.

7.    Ribeira D’llhas is a reputable point break on the surf beaches just 30 minutes from Ericeira.

8.    South of Sintra is the capital city Lisbon and the resort town Cascais. There are several surf beaches there for surfers of all skill levels.

9.    Surf tourists love to come to Sintra during the holidays.

10. Lord Byron, who was a famous European traveler and poet, used to travel to Sintra in the 19th century. He referred to it as one of the most beautiful places he’d ever seen.

11. Protected national parkland surrounds Sintra along the coastline.

12. As you surf different beaches, you will see views of historic buildings, castles, and palaces.

13. You can travel to and from Sintra on a train. This gives you the chance to visit other beach towns and cities.

14. The rainiest months are January, February, March, April, September, October, November, and December.

15. The least rainy months are May, June, July, and August.

16. Lodge with your surfboard at the Moby Dick Lodge Surf House, which is a summer house on the beach.

17. Surf lessons are available at the Sintra Surf School. They’ll teach children, beginner adults, and intermediate level adults.

18. From the airport in Lisbon, it is about 30 kilometers to get to Sintra by motor vehicle.

19. From the airport of Praia das Macas, traveling to Sintra takes about 40 to 45 minutes by motor vehicle.

20. Sintra is a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its historic sites.

21. Surfing supplies and boards are available at local shops.

22. Surfers who get hungry love to eat seafood at one of the great restaurants of Ericeira. The town also has amazing surf breaks.

23. The tourists here range from families with kids to couples and solo travelers.

24. Trains and buses travel to Sintra all the time from the nearby airports.

25. Surfers can learn to do other outdoor activities like horse riding, fishing, and hiking.