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surfboards and surf near faro.road trippin?« on: July 18 2005 06:07:00 »
hi i am travelling up portugal's coast with two friends for august and september. we are starting from faro and was wondering whats the surf like around there and if there is anywhere to buys boards around there?looking for 7'0?
we are three irish girls are if anyone would be interested in road tripping with us from 22nd august on for any amount of time?or if anyone knows they will be somewhere at a certain time to hang out go surfing party... whatever!!
RE: surfboards and surf near faro.road trippin?« Reply #1 on: July 26 2005 12:07:00 »
Did exactly what you are doing 4 years ago and been back since a few times. Anyway, arrived Faro and headed straight west (there is very little on the South of anything consistent to be worth hanging around for). First stop is Sagres. Great breaks close by and up the coast a variety awaits you all within 10-30 mins drive. There is little life along the West Coast South of Lisbon so stay based in Sagres. In fact we ended up staying there 6 weeks. The mood in the town is great, the locals take you in. Boards (and other gear) expensive out there. Buy before you travel.
Be warned, it can be chilly in the evening, and the wind always blows (great for windsurfing round there - beach called Martinhal rocks for flat water blasting).
Go sagres, can't encourage you enough.
RE: surfboards and surf near faro.road trippin?« Reply #2 on: August 10 2005 08:08:00 »
I am leaving tomorrow to Lisbon.
I'll be in Portugal surfing till the 26th of august, maybe I'll meet some friends in the Algarve (two of them are really good surfers) and stay a bit there.
I don't think I will check my e-mail so often, so I leave you my mobile number : +39 335 6101528.
see you there maybe
RE: surfboards and surf near faro.road trippin?« Reply #3 on: August 10 2005 12:08:00 »
Hi, am also planning to go to Portugal in September, but only after the 14th. If U R still there then and would like to meet up, just contact me :-) Always great to meet people who love surfing and partying! :-) :-) :-)
Hope U still get a chance to check this site... And of course I wish U a great time in Portugal, maybe CU there!
RE: surfboards and surf near faro.road trippin?« Reply #4 on: August 11 2005 04:08:00 »
Hi. First of all, forget Faro, unless you're lucky enough to arrive on a day of "levante" (south swell). Move along to the west cost where the views and the surf are epic.
It will be difficult to find a 7'0 board in Portugal, we don't use them much, and you can count on about 150€. You can try to go to a surf school who can be selling there material.
In September, during the weekends I'll be surfing, swell willing, so let me know where you are, that is if you wish.
RE: surfboards and surf near faro.road trippin?« Reply #5 on: August 21 2005 06:08:00 »
Ello, I'll be flying to faro early next week (23rd) for 2 weeks of roadtrippin, camping, whateva, keen to catch some surf. no accommodation plans as yet, not sure how safe I'll be on my own in a tent. Would be sweet to meet you if you're about. What transport are u taking? Also, I don't have a board, will it be cheap to rent or better off buying?