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astayin in portugal« on: September 18 2007 09:09:00 »
can anyone recomend a place to stay in portugal at start of nov for a week. myself and my girlfriend are going over and want alpace that is not too expensive,close to the surf, nightlife, good food. not too far from Lisbon either as we are flying in there but far enough to get out of the main city. Not really looking to stay at a surf camp but acces to surf/bodyboarding lessons would be an advantage. any help would be greatly appreciated.
RE: astayin in portugal« Reply #1 on: September 19 2007 08:09:00 »
I can help you with cheap accommodation in Consolação, on the Southern beach of Peniche. Real good waves with offshore conditions (Peniche is a peninsula), good food and only an hour away from Lisbon. Bodyboard and surf classes are also available. Just drop me a line.
RE: astayin in portugal« Reply #2 on: September 20 2007 13:09:00 »
I own a Surf house right at the entrance of Baleal.... if you search it on global surfers (Europe - Portugal - Peniche) you find at least 5 great & easy surf spots within a walking distance from Baleal beach.
We are starting our low season prices on the 1st of October... please feel free to ask if you want more info.
RE: astayin in portugal« Reply #3 on: September 20 2007 16:09:00 »
I was wondering. I am coming from Canada and will be hiring s car and touring the coast to surf. Problem, no surf board. Do you recommend buying one in Portugal, renting or grabbing one before I go? I am also wondering what size is a good intermediate board. I am 5"6 and 130lbs about a size 6. Thanks so much.
RE: astayin in portugal« Reply #4 on: September 24 2007 15:09:00 »
It´s pretty easy to buy a board in Portugal, and also not that expensive compared to other countries. Air companies charge quite a lot these days for taking one. If it´s better to buy one or rent one here depends a little on how long your trip is gonna be.
What you need is a board with good flotation. Since you´re not that tall your board doesn´t need to be long (between 6.6 and 7.0 I would guess), but it needs to have volume and needs to be wider. Such board will enable you to catch many waves and thus learn fast.
People from surfshops normally give you honest advice if you explain them well about your level.
Enjoy your trip! Maybe we see us around in the water...