That it can be super windy in the Algarve in summer is no secret. On these days there are a few options. Option one: You can drive to Arrifana and surf with a milion other people. Fight over every single wave and when you get one slalom trough the crowds. The second option is to surf windy conditions. And today we found a really nice third option. First we surf big and a bit stormy waves at Tonel. When the wind get to out of control we move a few more meter to the right and finish our morning with super fun clean waves at Beliche.
At the start the wind is super North (side offshore at Tonel.) With head high sets and and a bit shifting peaks not the most easy conditions. But with no one else in the line up plenty of fun surf for the two of us. After one hour the wind switched a little more to North-West making the surf really difficult. We gamble and try to check the next bay: Beliche. One of the most protected spots for the wind in the region. (and protected from the swell too.)