Azores Islands Pro - 25th to 30th August - Sao Miguel | PORTUGAL

General Info

Ratings and Dates

WSL 2015 Men’s Qualifying Series
SATA Airlines Azores Islands Pro
Tuesday 22nd to Sunday 27th September, 2015


The SATA Airlines Azores Islands Pro will be held in São Miguel Island, the largest of nine islands that compose the Azores archipelago.

This event will take place in Ribeira Grande – Santa Bárbara beach.


The best surf spots in the Azores are found off the island of São Miguel, where its north coast provides powerful and uncrowded surf.

The surf generally ranges in size from 3-5 feet during summer, reaching up to 15 feet in the winter months.

Under the influence of the Gulf Stream, the climate of the Azores is temperate, with a high rainfall and a narrow temperature range: an annual temperature of 14º, with an average summer temperature of 24º, when the sea temperature is 22º.

Recommended Material

From June to October, summer season, you will just need a short or spring suit (2/2 or 3/2 wetsuit). The rest of the year a 3/2 wetsuit is recommended.

Surfboards: bring your normal "all around" quiver to the Azores.

Getting There

The best way to reach the Azores is by plane.

Takeoff Surf Travel provides together with the Azores International Airlines – SATA, Special Event Air Fares from Lisbon and Oporto to Ponta Delgada - São Miguel Island. The approximate flight time is about 2 hours.

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São Miguel Island offers a wide variety of accommodation options, especially in Ponta Delgada.
Listed below are the hotels with special rates and packages for the event.

Hotel Açores Atlântico ****
Classic 4 star hotel with the perfect location on Ponta Delgada's seaside boardwalk and stunning views to the marina and sea.
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Hotel Vila Nova ***
Located in the centre of Ponta Delgada, The Vila Nova is a modern 3 star hotel, with a good location close to many attractions.
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Lagoa Youth Hostel
Set in the town of Lagoa, the local Youth Hostel offers modern and comfortable accommodation just a 15 minute drive from Ponta Delgada.
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Car Rental

Although many of the islands are small, hiring a car is the best way to fully explore the country.

Traveling between the main towns on São Miguel can be done by bus, although taxis are a much faster option.

Due to the event and accommodation location car hire should be considered essential to move around.

Take a look on our special Event car rental deals! Click Hereto know more

Reservation Contacts

SATA Airlines Azores Islands Pro Official Travel Agency

Takeoff Surf Travel
Tel: (+351) 21 3943317
Fax: (+351) 21 3943399

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