Azores Islands | Portuguese SUP Nirvana

It seems as though with each passing week, a gorgeous new SUP destination pops up on our radar. Whether it’s a tropical island in the Philippines, a stunning section of coastline in New South Wales or a small town in the sub-arctic region: SUP is making (and catching) waves across the globe. Our latest find is the Azores Islands, a chain of nine volcanic islands located nearly 850 miles off the coast of Portugal.

These picturesque islands offer the perfect remote getaway for any SUP enthusiast. Paddlers can choose between touring the rugged coastline, practicing SUP yoga in the lush countryside, or SUP surfing the numerous surf breaks. No matter how you spin it, the Azores make for an ideal vacation for adventure-minded folks. So take a look at this video and you be the judge, we doubt you’ll be disappointed.

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