Madeira is a world renowned destination for its waves, having hosted several international championships, including the ISA World Surfing Championships.
If you are interested in surfing, you can do it in places like Jardim do Mar, Paul do Mar, Porto da Cruz, São Vicente and Reis Magos beach in Caniço, which in recent years has brought together many surfers, windsurfers and Stand Up Paddle practitioners.
Seek support in schools to take advantage of the best waves. The Naval Club of São Vincente and Surf Club Madeira are clubs that offer lessons. Some practitioners voted Porto da Cruz as the safest place to learn surfing and body boarding.
The archipelago is a privileged area to receive "swells" of the North Atlantic and enjoys all kinds of waves, from "point breaks" to "reef breaks". On the Island, the Stand Up Paddle or SUP is a nautical sport in vogue. This fantastic activity combines surfing techniques with paddles and will surely provide you with many pleasant moments of fun.