Surf in paradise

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 you visit 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.

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

With an Active Holidays Airline policy, SATA has created conditions for its passengers to combine sport with their holiday travel by offering an additional 10- or 15-kilogram 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.

We stress the need 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.

Photo: Alexandre Sousa