5 Best Portugal Surf Shops

Surfers Lab, Portugal Surf Shop

During my Portugal surf trip, I made it my mission to check out as many Portugal surf shops as possible.  One reason for this mission was that I was planning on buying a surfboard in Portugal. But that wasn’t the only reason. I also wanted to see what type of gear, surf skates, clothes, and … Read more

5 Best Surf Towns in Portugal

Sagres surf

The rugged coastlines of Portugal have long been a magnet for surfers. However, not all Portugal surf towns are created equal. Some surf towns in Portugal boast heavy reef breaks and energizing nightlife. Others offer up small, dreamy, beginner-friendly waves in a sleepy coastal village setting.  If you’re planning a surf trip to Portugal and … Read more

Portugal Surf- Your Ultimate Guide

Portugal surf

Taking a surf trip to Portugal started as a dream. During a particularly New England winter (well, harsh for a California native), I distinctly remember fervently googling “Best places to surf in the fall” and repeatedly reading about Portugal. After two years of lockdowns that were particularly severe in Europe, the thought of European travel … Read more

Buying a Surfboard in Portugal

surfboards in Sagres

So you want to buy a surfboard in Portugal…. Well, you’ve come to the right place, as Rowan and I each just bought surfboards in Portugal.  Perhaps you weighed the costs/benefits of renting vs buying and decided it would be cheaper if you bought a board in Portugal (it usually is). I hope this is … Read more

SLO Surfing- Your Ultimate Guide

Slo surfing

San Luis Obispo is one of the most underrated surf destinations in California- but it’s not for everyone. This charming region on the Central Coast boasts good vibes, cold water, and fun, consistent surf. However, to really enjoy and belong to the SLO surfing scene, you need to have a few important, specific character traits.  … Read more

Algarve Surf Guide- Everything You Need to Know

Algarve Surf Guide

The Algarve is a beautiful, coastal region in southern Portugal. It’s known for being one of the best places to rent a campervan, sparkling sapphire beaches, and best of all- it’s surf! While planning my most recent surf trip to Portugal, I couldn’t help but to feel drawn in by the mystique of the Algarve. … Read more