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Topic: how to prepare?
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Topic: how to prepare?
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mike

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how to prepare?

Hi everyone,

So here is my dilemma:  I am starting a 4 month backpacking trip in portugal and want to surf (January 2013).  I would like to spend about 30 days surfing.  I am not sure if I should buy a wetsuit back home (in the United States) and then ship it home after the month (since I do not think I will want to carry it for the next 3 months).  Or do people / shops rent wetsuites for that length of time?  I am planning on buying a used board when I arrive to save money.  (Then I plan on selling the used board again after the month).  


What suggestions do you all have??



By:

Yellow Van

RE: how to prepare?

Hi Mike

We are specialist in surf and if you need any help about surf in Portugal we would be very happy to advice you.
contac us in info@yellow-van.com or www.yellow-van.com

By:

Marcel

RE: how to prepare?

Pack smart - lay out everything you want to take with you and divide in half... This way you will only take the things that you'll use.
About the wet-suite - you can sometimes buy it there really cheap. My friend got one for 60€ or so.
Boards you can rent. But if you go for 4 months, then buying one is better.
The same with a car - you can rent one from local companies, I use RentMama.com, but you can search local business-dir (Google won't help here). You can also buy a car and then sell it. I personally don't like that hustle of buying and selling - I better rent, but it's you choice. If you stay there for so long a car will certainly come handy to visit remote beaches and less crowded spots.
Don't pack more than 10% of your weight. And lock your backpack.



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