Due to the attractive climate water-skiing is a popular sport especially in the south of Portugal. The impressive size of the Atlantic Ocean would at first question the number of times that the sea conditions would be favourable for this sport. Surprisingly, throughout the year and even in the winter months, there are many days of each month when the conditions are very attractive. Naturally in the summer months the conditions are even better and especially early and late in the day when it can present a mirror surface.
Inland, man made Dams and rivers also present some good water-skiing areas. Words of warning in that some of the Dams do not permit boats with any form of engine to be used due to the risk of water pollution.
The Beach Sport Centres that can be found on the more popular beaches often have facilities for hire. If you are using your own boat it is important to note that the Portuguese authorities have the necessary regulations and rules relating to security and awareness.