Since the 1970s, Madeira has been gaining popularity as a surfing destination, and many professional surfing competitions were held there. If you are good in surfing head to Paul do Mar that has legendary barrelling waves. Surfing at Jardim do Mar is also for the experienced as the waves there break large. São Vicente is for the beginners since the waves there are not that high. The biggest waves usually form during the winter period.
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